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Author: 0 Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

The KCNA report didn't say whether the two cases are connected. KCNA claimed that "a relevant institution" was "conducting [a] detailed investigation" of Kim's alleged crimes, reports the BBC. North Korea has always been accused of using foreign detainees in order to secure diplomatic concessions from the West. While Pyongyang's allegations can't be entirely discounted, its history is replete with allegations of deadly conspiracies by its enemies — purported planning for a USA invasion ...

Global Media More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding
Author: 0 More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

Montreal declared a 48-hour state of emergency on Sunday, May, 7, as rising floodwater threaten communities across Quebec. The Canadian Press reported that the officials in Montreal. Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. said the town is issuing a mandatory evacuation order. "They say the water is very cold and there is a current". "I don't think they'll be salvageable after sitting in a foot of water for goodness knows how long".

Global Media Meet Justin Trudeau: Syria refugees name their baby after Canada's PM
Author: 0 Meet Justin Trudeau: Syria refugees name their baby after Canada's PM

A Syrian refugee family in Canada has named their newborn son after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose refugee policy allowed them to have a new life away from the war-torn Syria. DUBAI: A Syrian refugee family in Canada have named their newborn son after the prime minister in a show of gratitude. "He got his citizenship before us!" she added.

Global Media Merkel's conservative party does well in German local vote
Author: 0 Merkel's conservative party does well in German local vote

The CDU took about 32.5 percent, gaining nearly 2 percentage points compared with 2011, while the SPD slumped nearly 4 points to less than 27 percent, according to projections by public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. The early results indicated that the former political coalition "red-green-blue", consisting of the SPD, the Greens and the SSW, might dissolve and the state government will fill in with more CDU faces.

Author: 0 Trump order relaxes rule on churches' political activity

President Trump has been vocal about protecting churches from losing tax-exempt status if they choose to endorse political candidates. Lyndon Johnson that gave the IRS authority to punish tax-exempt charitable organizations, including churches, for making political endorsements or getting involved in political campaigns.

Author: 0 Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, 2-year mission

An unmanned military space plane landed at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday morning sending a sonic boom across Central Florida and concluding an nearly two-year mission in orbit, according to the Air Force. The X-37B flights, of which there are now four, have always been secret missions. Officials said several technologies are being tested in the program.

Author: 0 Truce in Syria safe zones mostly observed

But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported only sporadic skirmishes and shelling early on Saturday in the areas covered by the deal. This photo provided by Azaz Media Office, a Syrian anti-government activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens and civil defense workers gathering next of burning auto at the explosion scene, in Azaz town, north Syria , Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Global Media Charles Krauthammer: Trump 'normalized,' but he's still scary
Author: 0 Charles Krauthammer: Trump 'normalized,' but he's still scary

At the other end of the social scale, the top 10 percent of South Korean earners account for almost half of overall income, according to a study by the International Monetary Fund published a year ago - the highest ratio in Asia. Having explained why Moon must be defeated, now here is the reason why the US has the key to influence South Korean public opinion to help Hong's victory.

Author: 0 Brazil FM calls Maduro's constitution move a 'coup'

Protesters fought back with rocks and Molotov cocktails. Many people expect the socialist administration to give itself the power to pick a majority of delegates to a constitutional convention. Opposition leaders urged Venezuelans to ignore Maduro and to continue the protests that have lasted for more than a month. His centre-right opponents said that was a way of dodging elections in order to cling to power.

Author: 0 'Trumpcare' Still Faces Hurdle In The Senate

Recklessly, its drafters introduced just one day before the vote new legislative language that an independent expert called "incoherent, arbitrary, and technically complex". "The Senate is starting from scratch", Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said during an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. About 20 million Americans gained healthcare coverage under the healthcare programme, but Republicans viewed it as an overreach of the federal government and said patients had less ...

Global Media Clinton: 'Scandalous, Boring and Incapable of Recognizing Her Own Mistakes'
Author: 0 Clinton: 'Scandalous, Boring and Incapable of Recognizing Her Own Mistakes'

Of course, in recent weeks it has given Clinton herself a reason to be meeting with folks in Washington, New York City and Chappaqua, N.Y., to recruit donors and board members. However, it appears that the former Democratic presidential nominee is going to return to politics in her own way. Clinton has also made clear at a series of events that she is not done with political life and hopes to help Democrats win back the House and Senate in 2018.

Global Media Odorizzi, 2 homers help Rays beat Blue Jays 6-1
Author: 0 Odorizzi, 2 homers help Rays beat Blue Jays 6-1

Tampa jumped ahead 2-1 in the third on a Morrison two-run homer to right, scoring Longoria. Toronto tied the score in the sixth as Pillar ripped a shot down the left-field line that went off Evan Longoria's glove for a double. The Rays reinstated RHP Erasmo Ramirez from the paternity list and designated LHP Justin Marks for assignment. Odorizzi (1-1, 3.50 ERA) is expected to have a much longer leash Saturday, according to Rays manager Kevin Cash, after he threw only 78 pitches over five ...

Author: 0 Flynn was warned against accepting foreign payments, but he did it anyway

Flynn, a former U.S. Army lieutenant general and Defense Intelligence Agency chief, was later paid tens of thousands of dollars for his work on behalf of foreign interests, including Russia's state-sponsored RT television network and a Turkish-owned company linked to Turkey's government.

Global Media North Korea seizes another American citizen as crisis heats up
Author: 0 North Korea seizes another American citizen as crisis heats up

He worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the same workplace as another American, accounting instructor Kim Sang Dok, whose detention was announced last Wednesday. If confirmed this would make him the fourth US citizen to be held by the isolated country amid diplomatic tensions. Student Otto Frederick Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labour over the alleged theft of a propaganda poster during a tour arranged through a independent travel company.

Author: 0 Not even the ACLU thinks Trump's religious liberty EO has teeth

An easing of the ban on political involvement by religious entitiesThe order instructs the Treasury Department not to penalize any individual, house of worship, or other religious organization that "speaks or has spoken about moral or political issues from a religious perspective".

Global Media China Faces Pressure To Consider North Korea Oil Embargo
Author: 0 China Faces Pressure To Consider North Korea Oil Embargo

It's only the latest in a string of odd, as-yet-unproven accusations over the years that a proud, highly sensitive North Korea has leveled at its U.S and South Korean rivals. That citizen, identified only as Kim, was allegedly working in Russian Federation in the timber industry. " They told him that assassination by use of biochemical substances, including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance, is the best method that does not require access to the target, their lethal results ...

Global Media Boko Haram leaders released; 82 girls arrive home
Author: 0 Boko Haram leaders released; 82 girls arrive home

It is the largest release since Boko Haram fighters stormed a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in April 2014 and seized 276 teenaged girls who were preparing to sit high school exams. This is a very very good and exciting news. Nigerian government officials confirmed the releases early Sunday. "It may be recalled when the first batch of 21 girls were released in October 2016, the president directed the security agencies to continue in earnest until all the Chibok girls ...

Author: 0 Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism in forceful speech at Holocaust museum ceremony

Almost two weeks after being vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day by remembering victims Sunday. Also among Trump's achievements: not plagiarizing this time . We will stamp out prejudice. "You saw the organized attempt at the extermination of an entire people, and great people, I must add", Trump said .

Author: 0 Trump thinks Australia 'has better health care' than the US. He's 'right.'

Trump was speaking with Turnbull Thursday night at the White House when he was asked about the passage of the American Health Care Act through the House. 'What works in Australia may not work in the United States'. "We should start off with looking at the Australian health care system". US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania followed by Lucy Turnbull on the USS Intrepid.

Global Media Red Cross On Chibok Girls Release: 'We Acted As Intermediary'
Author: 0 Red Cross On Chibok Girls Release: 'We Acted As Intermediary'

This Monday, May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Islamic extremist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, but large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno state, remain under threat from the militants.

Global Media Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election

The country also is a central pillar of the European Union and its mission of keeping post-war peace via trade and open borders. Ms Le Pen's projected 35% score was lower than her polling numbers earlier in the campaign, and dashed her hopes that the populist wave which swept Donald Trump into the White House would also carry her to France's presidential Elysee Palace.

Author: 0 Palestinian Experts: Still No Clear American Policy on Peace

Indeed, he appears to be going out of his way to avoid taking positions on any of the core issues. His friendliness toward the Palestinian Authority president anxious pro-Israel backers, who hoped for uncompromising support from Trump. The brutal truth is that the two-state solution's time is past. British journalist Mehdi Hasan recently collected some of their more revealing remarks, like Interior Minister Silvan Shalom's speech to a meeting of Likud Party activists in 2012: "We are all ...

Author: 0 Theresa May closing in on 100-seat majority, local elections suggest

This fact does not appear to have been lost on the Prime Minister's campaign team, who have splashed her name across posters while downplaying the Conservative brand. Ex-MP and general election candidate in June Chris Evans said: "What's quite clear is Labour in Wales is much stronger than the polls are telling us at the moment".

Author: 0 Euro strengthens as 'pro-business' Macron wins French presidency

The younger Le Pen had said her aunt should win "at least" 40 percent of the vote to put the party in good stead ahead of parliamentary elections - a target she missed by a long shot. Jalkh was not well-known to the French public, but he has always been a central figure within the National Front, and he played a crucial role in establishing Marine Le Pen as the successor to her father in 2009.

Author: 0 Venezuelan opposition blocks streets to protest Maduro's power shakeup

The latest fatality was that of an 18-year-old male struck by a projectile. Protesters hurled stones and set fire to barricades. Another was struck by an armored auto. It has been firm in its demands - to open a channel to distribute food and medicine, to restore the National Assembly's constitutional powers, to set a timetable for elections and to free political prisoners.

Author: 0 Japan destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort United States warships

He's dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others", said Trump when asked for his take on the North Korean leader. North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations and are seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped weapon that can hit the U.S.

Author: 0 Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

Boko Haram fighters stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok on the evening of April 14, 2014, and kidnapped 276 teenaged girls who were preparing to sit high school exams. "The president was delighted to receive them and he promised that all that is needed to be done to reintegrate them into the society will be done", said presidential spokesman Femi Adesina.

Author: 0 Sturgeon hails 'victory' despite SNP failure to win overall majorities

Professor Curtice said the Tories had failed to open a large gap between them and Labour, and that Kezia Dugdale's party was "down but not out". "If you're going to put a single issue at the centre of your own campaign, then you lose the election, then you're left with a bit of egg on your face and I think the Tories have egg on their face on that question this morning".

Author: 0 Star Wars Fans Celebrate May the Fourth (Be With You)

The Canadian prime minister, who is known as a longtime fan of Star Wars , posted a photo featuring a pair socks and wrote, "These are the socks you're looking for". And last April an estimated 70,000 people visited Orlando for Star Wars Celebration. This video is just the latest in a long line of "All Star" reworkings, my personal favorite of which has to be either Neil Cicierega's "All Star" mash-up album or "All Star" recreated with Windows XP system sounds .

Global Media Gunfight between Indian police, rebels kills 5 in Kashmir
Author: 0 Gunfight between Indian police, rebels kills 5 in Kashmir

Police believe two suspected militants escaped under the cover of darkness after the officers swiftly retaliated in Malpora, a village 65 kilometres south of Srinagar. The south Kashmir, which was epicenter of last year's turmoil and emerging as stronghold of militants, witnessed three militant attacks, 12 killings, three bank robberies and couple of failed security operations in a week.

Author: 0 May insists she is 'taking nothing for granted'

Party strategists have been briefed that the SNP got 33%, the Tories 24%, and Labour 20%, which would imply changes from 2012 of +1, +11 and... Although that prediction is narrower than the polls, it projects that May would win a solid majority in June's general election .

Author: 0 Syria accuses Israel of bombing outpost near Damascus

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, separately told a news briefing on Thursday that Moscow thought air strikes like Israel's risked playing into the hands of militant groups and of complicating the search for a political solution in Syria.

Author: 0 FBI Investigating Possible Leaks to Giuliani About Clinton Server

Her remarks at a NY charity luncheon on Tuesday were the most extensive and direct about her loss since the shock result a year ago. He said Russian Federation represents "the greatest threat of any nation on earth given their intention and capability" and that its government is still involved in American politics.

Global Media Iraq Kills 68 Civilians in Attack on Mosul School, Denies ‘Targeting Civilians’
Author: 0 Iraq Kills 68 Civilians in Attack on Mosul School, Denies ‘Targeting Civilians’

Having gained a foothold in the northern Musherfa district last week, Iraqi forces are trying to capture remaining districts held by Islamic State in Mosul, including the historical old city. The army initially planned to transport people using steamboats when they took down the pontoons, but now say they have run out of gas. In March, the Trump administration announced that it would cease disclosing information about the scope and size of future U.S.

Author: 0 United Nations deploys troops to Upper Nile to 'enable aid delivery'

According to UNMISS, between 11 pm and midnight on 3 May, the mission's temporary operating base in Leer town in the former Unity State came under small-arms attack from the direction of the nearby government-held town. Separately on Thursday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on the Juba government to halt offensives towards Aburoc in the northern Upper Nile region, which borders Sudan, where between 35,000 and 50,000 people have sought refuge.

Global Media 'Everybody' has better health care than the US
Author: 0 'Everybody' has better health care than the US

During a joint appearance Thursday night in New York City, Trump told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that "right now Obamacare is failing". Earlier, Mr Turnbull jetted out of NY confident that ties with the United States and Mr Trump were rock solid. "And the relationship between Australia and the United States, the alliance, is so strong, so enduring".

Global Media Dozens of Nigerian school girls freed by Boko Haram
Author: 0 Dozens of Nigerian school girls freed by Boko Haram

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which along with the Swiss government mediated months of negotiations between Nigeria's government and Boko Haram, said the newly released girls soon would meet with their families. The Rev. Enoch Mark, whose two daughters have been among the missing, was still awaiting word if they were among those freed. It's feared other girls were strapped with explosives and sent on missions as suicide bombers.

Global Media New Hamas chief to remain in Gaza: Spokesman
Author: 0 New Hamas chief to remain in Gaza: Spokesman

Islamic Jihad's deputy leader, Ziad al-Nakhala, said he considered the new Hamas platform as a progress towards a "deadlock", adding that his movement does not accept a "Palestinian State within the 1967 borders because such a concession damages our aims".

Author: 0 Canada Is Confident U.S. Will Lose Lumber Dispute, Freeland Says

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke on the phone and discussed issues of bilateral trade after the US earlier this week announced its intention to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports. but we are not there yet", she said. Canada's nominal exports to the U.S. a year ago were $295 billion, so the softwood lumber portion is a little less than 2% of the total.

Global Media Riyadh first stop in Trump's inaugural overseas trip
Author: 0 Riyadh first stop in Trump's inaugural overseas trip

President Donald Trump will visit Israel later this month after visiting Saudi Arabia, his first foreign trip since taking office in January. Trump said at an April 20 news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni that he was interested in meeting with the pope.

Author: 0 Kapil Mishra says Kejriwal sacked him over tanker scam expose

Before Mishra's "explosive" press conference, Vishwas had tweeted saying: "I wish to assure the country and volunteers that we will continue to raise voice against corruption within and outside, irrespective of the consequences". The development comes a day after Kejriwal sacked Mishra from the Cabinet. Congress leader Ajay Maken on Sunday raised questions about the Centre's will to fight against corruption when he pointed out that no FIR has been filed against the Aam Aadmi Party in ...

Author: 0 Milner apologises for penalty miss

Jurgen Klopp left it until the 69th minute before bringing Sturridge and Lallana on, giving the pair just 20 minutes to influence the game. "Southampton wanted to come here and somehow get a point, or more , and I'm fine with defending". FRAZER FORSTER celebrated with a fist pump after saving James Milner's penalty - the first in nine he has stopped in his Prem career. We analyse the performance of one of Liverpool's key players; Philippe Coutinho.

Author: 0 Chibok campaign says 113 girls remain missing

The newly freed young women were flown by helicopters from northeastern Nigeria to Abuja in central Nigeria. The 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in 2014 are among thousands of people abducted by Boko Haram over the years. It is feared that other girls were strapped with explosives and sent on missions as suicide bombers. The 82 schoolgirls are now in the custody of the Nigerian army and were brought by road convoy from a remote area to a military base in Banki near the border with ...

Author: 0 USA cautious about Syria deal struck in Astana

The city of Astana has already held four rounds of negotiations between the Syrian government and armed opposition in order to settle the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. Russia's military says it wants to restore an agreement with the United States to coordinate air operations over Syria and reduce the risk of aircraft colliding.

Author: 0 Pakistani man accuses Indian High Commission of detaining his Indian wife

The two met and fell in love in Malaysia, where he worked as a taxi driver. They said that they have told her husband to visit the high commission on Monday, to meet his wife and get the visa as well. When police contacted the Indian High Commission, the officials there said Uzma was in their office but refused to release her, saying that negotiations on the matter will be held through the foreign office.

Global Media Barbra Streisand's Making Bold Claims About Sexism at the Oscars
Author: 0 Barbra Streisand's Making Bold Claims About Sexism at the Oscars

Barbra Streisand is the damn definition of a strong woman: She knows exactly what she's worth, and she doesn't pull any punches about it. The next film she directed, Prince of Tides , received seven nominations at the Academy Awards. Rodriguez argued that Streisand had shattered a glass ceiling for other female filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow - but Streisand remained firm that more woman needed to enter the industry.