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Author: 0 Queen turns 91: Royal guns fire in her honour

In September 2015, she became the longest-reigning United Kingdom monarch in history. Loud bangs from tiny cannons echoed in front of Windsor Castle as children performed a 21-gun salute for the Queen's 91st birthday today. The Royal Family's official account shared photos too, highlighting her travels all across the globe over the past 65 years. Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday on Friday with gun salutes, as the monarch herself enjoyed a family day and a trip to the ...

Global Media Lowry: How Republicans Built Their Own ObamaCare Trap
Author: 0 Lowry: How Republicans Built Their Own ObamaCare Trap

Despite the resistance from some members, House Republicans can't get around the fact that for seven years, they have promised to repeal the Democrats' health-care law. Asked to explain Trump's statements, Spicer said Sunday that under the current version of the measure, people with pre-existing conditions who maintain coverage will not be affected.

Global Media No, the Republican healthcare bill does not protect preexisting conditions
Author: 0 No, the Republican healthcare bill does not protect preexisting conditions

That jibes with my conversation with a senior House Republican who told me this morning that Cohn had gotten out over his skis with a pledge to vote - and pass - health care this week. "I suspect the advocates for the bill will say that's their guarantee", he said. Cassidy was skeptical of the modified AHCA, which creates high-risk pools for people with preexisting conditions.

Author: 0 May will win election, says Blair

With various rows over issues from foreign policy to Brexit, the party is a broad church. He said many Britons were "held back" by the government and "many people feel the system is rigged against them". As he detailed Labour's Brexit plan yesterday, Starmer looked "wholly out of his intellectual depth" and "achingly dull". European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said that he believed the elections are not only good for the United Kingdom, but also the EU since it would mean negotiations ...

Author: 0 Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers — ALERT

The government has assured that the companies who have majority of foreign workers under 457 visa programmes need not worry because the new scheme will ensure that company continue to get the requisite skilled labour. The 457 visa will be replaced initially by a new temporary two-year visa specifically created to recruit the "best and the brightest" in the national interest, Mr Turnbull said.

Author: 0 Seoul: THAAD can defend against North Korean missiles

In Australia, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle to warn North Korea against military threat. It marked the latest fluctuation as Trump's administration struggles to articulate its policy for addressing the growing threat from North Korea's nuclear program.

Global Media White House bounces into spring with 139th annual Easter Egg Roll
Author: 0 White House bounces into spring with 139th annual Easter Egg Roll

During George W. Bush's presidency, Spicer was assistant trade representative for media and public affairs and took on the role of entertaining the children at the annual gala as the Easter bunny . 7 Two young guests prepare for the egg roll. The Easter Egg Roll will feature games, costumed characters, storytelling and entertainment from boy band Bro4, the Martin Family Band and military bands.

Global Media Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement
Author: 0 Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement

Although couched in diplomatic tone, the president's remarks at the opening ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila reflect his combative character. But, after Trump's election, Duterte and the new American leader hit it off, with Trump praising Duterte's crackdown on drugs, which has resulted in thousands of deaths.

Author: 0 Le Pen Takes Leave As FN Head In French Presidency Bid

A poll out on Wednesday suggested that Macron will defeat Le Pen by a margin of 21 points, but as the day's events showed, the far-right candidate is a vastly more experienced political campaigner. One demographic that Le Pen is winning over is the working class. "The people will reserve a major surprise for the oligarchy", she said. Meanwhile, Macron's party spokesman has challenged Le Pen on her claim to being the anti-establishment candidate, taking on the country's elites.

Global Media Trump fails to force healthcare vote in first 100 days
Author: 0 Trump fails to force healthcare vote in first 100 days

Chris Smith , R-N.J., who said he had been lobbied by leadership but still opposed the legislation because it undoes an expansion of Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump approaches the week with the threat of a government shutdown still looming as he holds hope for progress on health care. Trump tweeted Sunday that a "new healthcare plan is on its way", promising lower premiums and protection for people with pre-existing conditions.

Global Media China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier
Author: 0 China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier

China has transferred its first indigenously built aircraft carrier into the water, expanding its fleet to two such vessels. China on Wednesday launched the first aircraft carrier the country has built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and trade routes.

Author: 0 Selby comeback earns third world snooker crown

I can't believe it", Selby said. "I was missing everything, I had nothing left". I said, 'Pull something together. One incident in the 31st frame threatened to derail Selby's concentration, as a roll up to the black was called as a foul by referee Jan Verhaas , who felt the cue ball failed to make contact - an opinion at odds with Selby's own view.

Global Media The Simpsons counts Trump's first 100 days accomplishments in web short
Author: 0 The Simpsons counts Trump's first 100 days accomplishments in web short

While the election was nearly six months ago, Reuters reports that Trump is still fixated on votes, handing out multiple copies of the electoral map to the reporters as they were discussing China. "You're really into your own little cocoon", he said, "because you have such massive protection that you really can't go anywhere". Newt Gingrich admitted that after being elected, Trump commented , "This is really a bigger job than I thought".

Global Media USA won't seek South Korean money for THAAD
Author: 0 USA won't seek South Korean money for THAAD

The "ultimate goal" of North Korea's missile and nuclear development program, according to the Rodong Sinmun, is to target the US mainland with a miniaturized nuclear weapon attached to an intercontinental ballistic missile. "I am asking foreign and security ministries to further strengthen military readiness in order for North Korea not to miscalculate", Hwang told a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Capsule preview of the Wizards-Celtics series

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks revealed on Saturday in Boston that backup center Ian Mahinmi will remain out for at least one more game as he continues to deal with a left calf strain. Her death in a auto crash the day before the playoff opener dealt a blow to the Celtics . This is the kind of performance that makes people yell about superstars "doing what superstars do" or declare that you should always bet on the team that has the best player in the series.

Author: 0 New Hamas program softens language, but some goals remain

In the past, Hamas criticized its main rival, the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, for pursuing a two-state deal with Israel. But, Hamas politburo member Izzat al-Rishq spoke about a "war of halls" launched on the "chased platform".

Author: 0 President Trump Orders Review of Bears Ears, Other National Monuments

That excluded a 1,665-acre addition to the California Coastal National Monument near Point Arena in Mendocino County made in 2014. After moving to unstitch climate change rules, US President Donald Trump Wednesday opened the door to undoing the federally protected status of some of America's vast nature preserves.

Global Media Australia visa cut to hit Indian IT workers
Author: 0 Australia visa cut to hit Indian IT workers

Australia's Prime Minister said " Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs " as he announced that a temporary work visa popular with foreigners is to be abolished . The new system would be "manifestly, rigorously, resolutely" conducted in the national interest to put Australian jobs first, Mr Turnbull said. Since 2012, more than 500 foreign workers have been granted [BBC report] a 457 visa to work at businesses including McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's.

Author: 0 Turkey releases official referendum results

Merkel noted that German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of an informal gathering of European Union member states and candidate countries in Malta on April 28-29. Ending Turkey's five-decade-old dream of joining the European Union is sensitive because the West worries about isolating an important North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that straddles Europe and Asia.

Global Media South Korea Says THAAD Can Defend Against Attack
Author: 0 South Korea Says THAAD Can Defend Against Attack

The demand has rattled an ally trying to work together with the tackle the growing nuclear and missile threats from the North. Just before the missile test, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the UN Security Council on meeting on North Korea it was not only up to China to solve the North Korean problem.

Author: 0 Sen. Chris Coons slams Trump's North Korea tweet

We [Russia and China] both understand a number of things that seem absolutely essential to us - that the military solution of North Korean problem is impossible. The North conducted two nuclear tests past year alone, which experts say would have improved its knowledge for making nuclear warheads small enough to fit on missiles, and has been speeding up its development of new missiles, including solid-fuel rockets that can be fired from mobile launchers on land and from submarines.

Author: 0 North Korea crisis: Pope Francis urges global mediation

Egypt is number 21 on the Open Doors World Watch List of countries where Christian persecution is most severe. But Pope Francis refused to disclose what he had talked about with the Egyptian leader. While Egypt has escaped the sort of sectarian violence that has decimated ancient Christian communities in Syria and Iraq, it is under threat from Islamic State militants who launched a campaign in December to wipe out Egypt's Christians, carrying out three church attacks that have killed more ...

Author: 0 Explosion Rocks Damascus Airport

The Syrian army confirmed that Israel missile fire targeted a Syrian military position near the global airport of the capital Damascus. Katz, who is also transportation minister, told Army Radio in an interview Thursday morning that "the incident is completely compatible with our policy of preventing weapons transfer to Hezbollah", the Lebanon-based terror group supported by the Syrian regime and Iran.

Author: 0 Manila avoids tough China talk at Asean

Barack Obama had criticized Duterte over human rights, which earned him a curse from the Philippine leader. The White House said the two leaders, who were both elected to office previous year, had "a very friendly conversation" that included discussion about the Philippine government's efforts to "rid its country of drugs" and the regional security threat posed by North Korea.

Author: 0 Dilip Pandey quits, Gopal Rai will be new Delhi AAP convenor

On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had refrained from raising the EVM tampering issue, unlike other AAP leaders, as he had congratulated the BJP on its victory in the municipal polls. First, the BJP has gained immensely on the development plank of PM Narendra Modi and there was no need to rely on support from AAP defectors. He said one can not write off the AAP as in the past four years all that the party has achieved was not less.

Global Media Tottenham Hotspur targeting West Ham win to pile pressure on Chelsea
Author: 0 Tottenham Hotspur targeting West Ham win to pile pressure on Chelsea

Slowly, as the season has gone on, a giant structure has appeared in the gap which dwarfs the current infrastructure and serves as a reminder to the players of just how giant the club's ambitions are. A run of nine-straight wins has this impressive Spurs side breathing down the necks of Chelsea with four matches remaining, albeit with the Blues enjoying a very comfortable run-in of Middlesbrough, Watford and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge and West Brom away.

Global Media Cassidy wants to return as Bruins coach
Author: 0 Cassidy wants to return as Bruins coach

Erik Karlsson raced up the ice a few minutes in, forcing David Pastrnak into a holding penalty to avoid a 2-on-1 down low, giving Ottawa a powerplay. Marcus Johansson came through to help the Washington Capitals get another big overtime win in a series that had five go games go beyond regulation.

Global Media President Trump Vows Continued Fight for Freedom
Author: 0 President Trump Vows Continued Fight for Freedom

Never ever. Freedom is not a gift from government. The NRA spokesperson said the Campus Carry law is very popular among college students as a means to defend themselves from potential acts of violence. After the NRA speech, Trump attended a fundraiser for Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel, who is seeking the suburban Atlanta U.S. House seat.

Global Media Erdogan seeks to send Trump stern message on Syrian Kurds
Author: 0 Erdogan seeks to send Trump stern message on Syrian Kurds

USA -led coalition forces are patrolling the Turkish-Syria border after Turkish military jets struck Kurdish fighters early last week. USA forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters, drive their armored vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey on April 28, 2017.

Global Media #GE17 in the spotlight: 5 key contests between SNP & Scottish Tories
Author: 0 #GE17 in the spotlight: 5 key contests between SNP & Scottish Tories

Scottish Conservative education spokeswoman Liz Smith said Scotland was tumbling down the global education league tables, under the SNP. The question the Tories don't want to answer is this: "if they lose this election in Scotland will they drop their undemocratic bid to stand on the way of people choosing their own future?" said Derek Mackay, the SNP's business convener.

Global Media 'Trust in players is starting to pay off' says Conte
Author: 0 'Trust in players is starting to pay off' says Conte

Chelsea took time to settle but once Pedro scored their opener - his first goal in nine matches - the floodgates opened and they ran out 3-0 winners. "With the exception of the ageing group at Manchester United - Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Chelsea's players are the only ones who have won anything big in the last four to six years".

Author: 0 John Higgins leads the way in World Championship final

The defending champion got back to 10-6, before a misplayed blue by Higgins in the final frame of the session swung that frame in Selby's favour as well, closing the evening just three frames back. "I'd have taken that yesterday at 10-4 down and I just needed to regroup". Demonstrating the kind of steel for which the host city is renowned, the 33-year-old put a ugly first day behind him but was forced to contend with late controversy and the sheer cussedness of John Higgins en route to ...

Author: 0 Turkish delight, but terror a dark shadow

Erdogan's selective condemnation of the Sukma terror attack but silence on the Kashmir attacks has raised eyebrows, so New Delhi gave Erdogan a patient hearing when he focused his ire on FETO, the Fethullah Gulen organisation which he said was present in India.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn rules out 'empty chairing' Theresa May in televised debates

Speaking as he launched his campaign to defend a 10,767 majority in his constituency, Mr McFadden said: "I think the Government may well have been too quick to leap to the conclusion that we should leave the customs union". "It's what mandate does she claim, on Brexit and on the health service and all the other things", he told Sky News. However, this needn't be a disadvantage for the party; in 1997 Blair embraced the broad church of ideas within the party, and was able to unite MPs and ...

Author: 0 NKorea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

On Friday, Pyongyang carried out a fresh ballistic missile trial that allegedly exploded minutes after being launched, said South Korean and the U.S. military sources. "Bad!", Efe news quoted Trump as saying in a tweet. His country, he said, should not be "a focal point of the problem on the peninsula" and stressed that "the key to solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula does not lie in the hands of the Chinese side".

Author: 0 NKorea says it will speed up nuke program in response to US

Combined with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson floating the idea of diplomacy last week , it's clear what Trump is getting at here: He wants to cut a deal. The U.S. maintains no diplomatic relations with North Korea and the two countries are technically at war, as the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended without a peace treaty.

Global Media SNP election success would entitle them to new independence vote, poll finds
Author: 0 SNP election success would entitle them to new independence vote, poll finds

Meanwhile, backbench Tory MSP Liam Kerr asked the First Minister the Government's "position on the accuracy of the GERS figures". A Panelbase poll for the Sunday Times Scotland found that 52 per cent of voters believe the Ms May should not block a referendum if Ms Sturgeon retains a majority of seats for promising such a vote in her manifesto.

Author: 0 Turkey's Erdogan to rejoin ruling party after referendum win

Erdogan will once again assume the chairmanship of the party at an extraordinary congress on May 21. Starting in 2001, Erdoğan led the AK Party for 13 years but had to step aside when he became president in August 2014. After Erdogan signed the document, Yildirim told the president he had come back "home", adding: "Welcome, you have honoured (us)". Yildirim reaffirmed that Erdogan would be nominated as chairman at the congress later this month.

Author: 0 Venezuelan president Maduro calls for new constitution amid further clashes

Facing nearly daily protest calling for new elections, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday offered what the opposition called a fraudulent alternative: a new constitution. Despite the opposition leaders reactions, Maduro instructed education minister Elias Jaua to meet with all the opposition parties to invite them to discuss the procedure of setting up the Constituent Assembly, Jaua said on Twitter.

Author: 0 Liverpool beat Watford 1-0 in EPL with Can highlight goal

The goal from the German worldwide was unquestionably one of the best seen in the Premier League in 2016-17. Adam Lallana, who had replaced Coutinho in the first half, was then subbed out two minutes later for Ragnar Klavan. When Jurgen Klopp's devestating front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are on song, they are near enough unstoppable, and as painful as it was to see Watford torn apart that day, that triumvirate were wonderful in their ruthless ...

Global Media Congress passes 1-week funding extension to avoid govt shutdown
Author: 0 Congress passes 1-week funding extension to avoid govt shutdown

That means Trump, who has frequently boasted about being a deal maker, is concluding his first 100 days in office without a major legislative accomplishment. Talks will continue next week. "I am optimistic that a full-year Appropriations package will be completed soon", House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., said following the House vote.

Global Media President Trump calls North Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'a pretty smart cookie'
Author: 0 President Trump calls North Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'a pretty smart cookie'

Japan's navy has dispatched its largest destroyer reportedly tasked with escorting US military ships off the Japanese coast amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula. "I don't see this happening anytime soon", Spicer added. The statement comes shortly after Donald Trump said he won't be "happy" if Pyongyang conducts another nuclear test.

Author: 0 US to South Korea: We'll pay for missile defense system (for now)

Sure, old-school diplomatic insiders and traditional pundits will say that doing so will simply elevate the North Korean regime and lend legitimacy to Kim Jong Un's rule. US President Donald Trump has warned of a possible "major conflict" while Pyongyang has carried out a series of failed missile tests , including one on Saturday, and a massive live-fire military exercise.

Author: 0 China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence

The first was the Liaoning , which was made in the erstwhile Soviet Union and was extensively refurbished before being commissioned in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)-Navy in 2012. However, according to experts, they lack the powerful catapult technology for launching aircraft - an advanced technology that USA carriers use. Others hoped China would soon match the capabilities of USA carriers: "I really hope that we can catch up with them and then set off firecrackers to ...

Author: 0 Nawaz family celebrates post SC breather in Panamagate

The judges ordered that the investigative body should be formed within seven days, and include representatives from the Federal Investigative Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan , the central bank, and other bodies. The petitioners claimed that the Prime Minister lied about the investments made by his children in offshore companies, which led to the acquisition of four apartments in London's upscale Park Lane neighbourhood.