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Author: 0 Israel to 'continue' targeting Hezbollah-bound arms in Syria

The incoming missiles also set off warning sirens in the Jordan Valley, home to the ancient city of Jericho as well Palestinian farming villages and Jewish settlements. Although Russia has staunchly stood by the Syrian government in the country's six-year civil war, Russia has generally avoided summoning Israeli officials after reported Israeli operations in Syria in light of deconfliction mechanisms agreed upon between Israel and Russia in 2015.

Global Media Stepson of attempted murder suspect dies in hospital
Author: 0 Stepson of attempted murder suspect dies in hospital

The woman was taken to hospital in serious condition and is now in stable condition. Police say the circumstances that connect the Martindale Road location, the Queenston Street location and Justin Kuijer are evidentiary in nature and are part of the investigation.

Global Media Hillary Clinton: I Am Ready to 'Come Out of the Woods'
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton: I Am Ready to 'Come Out of the Woods'

Clinton is already scheduled to make several public appearances in the coming months, including giving the commencement address at her alma matter , Wellesley College, on May 26. "And we can't just ignore, or turn a cold shoulder to someone because they disagree with us politically". Even though Clinton made it pretty clear that she doesn't like what's going on in the country, she also said it was necessary to talk with those who hold different political ideals.

Global Media Erdogan urges Turks in Europe to have 5 children
Author: 0 Erdogan urges Turks in Europe to have 5 children

Over the past fortnight, the row has escalated, with Mr Erdogan repeatedly accusing Dutch and German politicians of acting like "Nazis" and claiming the "spirit of fascism" is rampant in Europe. On Thursday, the Turkish President accused the EU's top court of starting a "crusade struggle" against Islam after a ruling allowing European companies to ban employees from wearing political or religious symbols - including the Islamic headscarf.

Global Media Crocodile attacks teen after river jump
Author: 0 Crocodile attacks teen after river jump

An Australian teenager was almost mauled to death over the weekend after he jumped into a crocodile-infested river, reportedly for a "dare". He had jumped into the river as a dare while "revelling with friends", QAS Cairns senior operations supervisor Neil Noble said.

Global Media Tillerson Defends Trump's Proposed Cuts To State Department Budget
Author: 0 Tillerson Defends Trump's Proposed Cuts To State Department Budget

This has added to the widespread impression that the department, whose budget the White House reportedly plans to cut by as much as 37 percent , is a nonentity in this administration. The decision stirred complaints because it broke with decades of tradition and may impede news coverage of Tillerson's foreign policy moves. However, it said accommodations would be made for those who traveled commercially.

Global Media Finsbury Park toddlers: Boy dies and girl critically ill
Author: 0 Finsbury Park toddlers: Boy dies and girl critically ill

Police said enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances and no arrests have been made yet. According to some neighbors, they heard the mother of the kids screaming for help from inside the home and later shouting " my kids, my kids " in the street following an incident that left both children with critical injuries.

Author: 0 Kate Middleton Dazzles In Paris

Prince William's mother, Princess Diana, died in Paris 20 years ago. The Duchess of Cambridge naturally stunned at the black tie event, and opted for an ice blue embellished gown for her dinner event. Along with her Catherine Walker coat, she wore a pair of matching heels, a dark green fascinator, and a clover broach. Britain's Prince William (R), the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate , the Duchess of Cambridge , arrive at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall in ...

Author: 0 Israel returns fire from Gaza, strikes Hamas targets

Recent rocket fire is thought to have been carried out by rogue jihadists in the Strip, but Israel holds the enclave's ruling Hamas group responsible for all aggression emanating from its territory. No one was hurt and no damage was reported from the explosion. In February, a Hamas military spokesman warned Israel that Hamas militants would fire back at any Israeli military escalation in the Gaza Strip.

Global Media Three US troops wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire
Author: 0 Three US troops wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire

The Pentagon has 8,400 troops deployed in Afghanistan to train and advise Afghan forces; most rarely participate in direct combat. "An Afghan soldier was also killed in the shootout, provincial spokesman Omar Zwak told AFP". So-called "green-on-blue" insider attacks by Afghan soldiers on worldwide service members were a major problem several years ago, but now occur less frequently after security measures were improved and the number of foreign troops in the country fell sharply.

Author: 0 Russia claims: No evidence of collusion - Nunes

More details could emerge Monday, however, when FBI Director James Comey is slated to testify at the House committee's first public hearing on the matter. Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey will be in the hot seat Monday facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Donald Trump's potential Russian Federation ties and the president's extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his predecessor.

Global Media Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged neighborhood
Author: 0 Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged neighborhood

The Syrian regime has since wrestled back complete control of Homs city - with the exception of al-Waer - and past year announced plans for ambitious rebuilding projects in several districts of the city, none of which appear to have begun. Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi said the evacuation process was being overseen by Syrian and Russian forces, as well as the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency .

Author: 0 Ryan ready to alter repeal plan, but in which direction?

To ensure a good reception from moderate hold-outs, a revised plan presumably would have to be more generous with tax credits and/or Medicaid. He added that while "market freedom and regulatory relief" would "dramatically lower" costs in that age demographic, "even with that, we think, we should be offering more assistance than what the bill now does".

Author: 0 G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge

In his first multilateral meeting as US Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin is tasked with relaying the new US President Donald Trump orientation-which is at odds with the G20's sacred notion of free trade. "At past meetings, joint affirmations of free trade have been virtually automatic". "It is a unusual world when Brazil and China lecture the US on free trade", the official said.

Author: 0 People of India are the real disruptors, not me: Narendra Modi

Taking to Twitter, the prime minister said, "I have enormous confidence that this new team will leave no stone unturned in making UP Uttam Pradesh". Participating in a debate on "The Future of Politics" at India Today Conclave 2017, former union minister Chavan said, 'Without any doubt, Congress is facing grave crisis.

Global Media Erdogan vows to reinstate death penalty in Turkey
Author: 0 Erdogan vows to reinstate death penalty in Turkey

The EU-Turkey refugee pact, which will mark its first anniversary tomorrow, has divided opinion within Europe, with critics saying it breaches human rights and supporters pointing to a 98 per cent drop in arrivals to Greece. Rutte's VVD, on the other hand, got 33 seats. In return, the bloc said it would accelerate the Turkish EU accession bid and introduce a visa-free regime, as well as provide financial aid to Turkey to cover the costs of migrant reception.

Author: 0 Watch Donald Trump tell an incredibly awkward wiretapping joke

At a joint news conference following the leaders' sit-down meeting (and handshake snafu), a German reporter asked Trump about his administration's recent spat with another major USA ally. "She's handled them quite well", said Constanze Stelzenmueller, an expert on German, European and trans-Atlantic policy at the Brookings Institution, a research center.

Author: 0 Trump, Merkel optimistic trade negotiations can be fair for both sides

And neither side tried to make small talk about Mr. Trump's own background. After the GCHQ labelled the charge "utterly ridiculous" and British officials called their U.S. Toward that end, both leaders said that Germany is committed to increasing its defense spending to 2 percent of its GDP - a goal already established for NATO members by the treaty's terms.

Global Media UK: US spying claims will not be repeated
Author: 0 UK: US spying claims will not be repeated

Barack Obama before, during and after the 2016 presidential election. Asked about the intelligence committee's report Mr Spicer said last night: "They are not findings. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee , Republican Devin Nunes , said in a statement late on Friday that the Justice Department had "fully complied" with the panel's request.

Global Media Grab to beef up S'pore R&D centre, add jobs
Author: 0 Grab to beef up S'pore R&D centre, add jobs

Starting off its India foray, Grab has already made two key hires, Raghuram Trikutam, the Head of Engineering, Mobile Payments and Ruchika Sharma, Head of Human Resources. India is a lucrative market for transportation services. "Bengaluru has established itself as the Silicon Valley of India and one of the global hubs in mobile technology", said Arul Kumaravel, Vice-President of Engineering at Grab.

Author: 0 US, China soften tone over N Korea issue

China's foreign minister urged the United States to soften its saber rattling against North Korea, after secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that military action is "on the table" as one option to stop North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Global Media 'Buhari receives report on Magu's rejection from Senate'
Author: 0 'Buhari receives report on Magu's rejection from Senate'

Ibrahim Magu , whose confirmation was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday. It says lack of consultation and indictment by security reports meant it had no choice than to follow institutional procedures. He said the Senators were not impressed with Magu during his screening and insisted he was not fit for the job. Itse Sagay (SAN), told The PUNCH that the resolution was unanimous and that members were of the view that removing Magu would negatively affect the war against corruption.

Author: 0 Trump proposes $9.2B cut to US Department of Education

The budget comes in at only 50 pages, less than half the size of previous administrations' budgets. The budget proposes a $54 billion increase in spending on defense. The recommendations, known as the Independent Budget, call for an approximately 10 percent increase in discretionary spending, for a total of $88.9 billion.

Author: 0 Prince William and Kate Middleton meet survivors of French attacks

Kate , 35, looked stunning in a green Catherine Walker coat dress as she arrived at the Élysée Palace with William , 34, to meet with French President François Hollande . A young English boy at the event asked William what he thought of Brexit. This wonderful and enigmatic outfit Kate choose for the attending the British Embassy to launch the first anniversary of Les Voisins (The Neighbours), the UK-French links programme.

Global Media Impeachment rap vs Duterte bound to fail - legal experts
Author: 0 Impeachment rap vs Duterte bound to fail - legal experts

Since his assumption to office in June past year, Duterte has taken steps to mend relations with China that were strained in the previous administration because of the longstanding dispute over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). One-third of the House of Representatives must support an impeachment motion for the case to go to the Senate for trial, and with more than 260 of the body's 292 members allied with Duterte, there was little chance of that happening.

Author: 0 Man shot dead after taking soldier's gun at Paris Orly Airport

Earlier, French officials revealed that Ben Belgacem, a French citizen, shot and wounded a police officers, who had attempted to stop him at a checkpoint near Le Bourget, another airport near Paris. He also stopped by a bar he regularly frequented, firing more shots without injuring anyone. The female soldier attacked at Orly is a member of the Sentinelle Special Forces that guard airports, religious sites and other popular places in France since terror attacks in 2015.

Author: 0 Trump Proposes More Money for Nukes, Border Security

Still, Trump's moves have not gone unnoticed among Republicans. The reasoning behind President Trump's "America First" budget proposal , unveiled earlier Thursday, continues to astound and infuriate onlookers. "Everything has unintended consequences, and this is one of those cases", said Lucy Nolan, executive director of End Hunger Connecticut! and a champion of the food stamp program.

Global Media Pope Francis to visit Egypt on April: Egyptian presidency
Author: 0 Pope Francis to visit Egypt on April: Egyptian presidency

Pope Francis, the 266 and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, will pay an official visit to Egypt during the last week of April. Christians, mostly Orthodox Copts, account for about 10% of Egypt's population. Pope Francis has urged an end to what he called a "genocide" against Christians in the Middle East. President Sisi greatly appreciates Pope Francis, his moral stature and courage in addressing global issues.

Author: 0 G20 finance ministers meet as America First casts pall

If the the finance ministers fail to forge a consensus on trade, then they may be forced to hand the issue over to the G20 leaders who meet in a summit in July in the northern German port town of Hamburg. The meeting's host, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, told reporters that "no one has mentioned protectionism" and that the statement was about "the right formulation regarding the openness of the world economy".

Global Media Trump Meets with Irish Leader: Irish Immigrants Discussed
Author: 0 Trump Meets with Irish Leader: Irish Immigrants Discussed

Kenny has been widely praised for his subtle defence of immigrants in a speech delivered in the presence of U.S. president Donald Trump, who has pledged a hard-line crackdown on immigration into the United States. The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he does not have to answer to United Kingdom politician Nigel Farage. I'll deal with my own parliamentary party.

Global Media U.S. envoy makes 1st Asia trip as anxiety rises over NKorea
Author: 0 U.S. envoy makes 1st Asia trip as anxiety rises over NKorea

The former Exxon Mobil Corp CEO has faced multiple challenges in his first weeks as chief USA diplomat, including unpredictable policy pronouncements from Trump. "As time goes by, there will be fewer military conflicts that the USA will be directly engaged in". Back home, Trump will unveil his budget blueprint later Thursday.

Global Media United Kingdom dismisses Trump's wire-tap claims as ridiculous
Author: 0 United Kingdom dismisses Trump's wire-tap claims as ridiculous

Spicer asserted Thursday that Trump's Twitter accusations that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in October were a broad reference to "surveillance", not to wiretapping specifically. Mr Spicer also chastised the media for focusing so much attention on comments disparaging MrTrump's claim about surveillance. Republicans in Congress also said Trump should retract his claims.

Global Media Shiffrin edged by Vlhova in slalom finale
Author: 0 Shiffrin edged by Vlhova in slalom finale

For the season Hirscher claimed his sixth consecutive overall World Cup title and fourth in grand slalom. The reality of her accomplishment is beginning to sink in for Shiffrin, who was greeted at the finish with boisterous cheers. "Second place is never bad". "No matter what, Marcel always brings it on race day", Shiffrin said. It's odd to say I won something in ski racing when I wasn't actually out on the hill.

Global Media Japan holds evacuation drills after North Korea missile tests
Author: 0 Japan holds evacuation drills after North Korea missile tests

It marked the first time since the end of World War II that the government has conducted an emergency drill simulating a response to an armed attack from overseas, according to the central government's Cabinet Secretariat. In South Korea , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said use of pre-emptive force is an option in dealing with North Korea. Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday the missile drill was worthwhile, to help educate the public.

Author: 0 USA to confront trade partners at global finance meeting

The final communique at last year's meeting in China was blunt. 'The historical language was not really relevant, ' said Mnuchin. "Our objective is getting more balanced trade agreements", he said, confirming that having border taxes is an option.

Author: 0 Trump blows up G20 trade consensus

Instead of referencing climate change, finance ministers said: "We reaffirm our commitment to rationalise and phase out, over the medium term, inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, recognising the need to support the poor".

Author: 0 One Scholar On Secretary Tillerson, North Korea And US-China Relations

But the political turmoil in South Korea that forced out President Park may usher in a government that seeks reconciliation rather than confrontation with North Korea and opposes the installation of the US's Thaad missile defence system, which is under way and has brought protests from both Pyongyang and Beijing.

Global Media Pro-Turkish protesters scuffle with police in Rotterdam
Author: 0 Pro-Turkish protesters scuffle with police in Rotterdam

The parliament has already approved amendments that would replace the current form of government with a presidential system. Schinas said: "We expect that both sides will comply with their commitment as it is to the equal interest and benefits of both sides, and also for the Syrian refugees".

Author: 0 Tillerson calls for new approach on North Korea

Tillerson took a softer line after the meeting with Wang . "We will be having discussions with China as to further actions we believe they might consider taking that would be helpful to bringing North Korea to a different attitude about its future need for nuclear weapons", he said.

Author: 0 Tillerson: US Should Give North Korea More Time To 'Change Their Path'

North Korea conducted two nuclear test explosions and 24 ballistic missile tests previous year, and experts estimate it could soon have a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US. It's a system that's already deployed in Guam on an " expeditionary " basis, and is now being deployed in South Korea to protect against any incoming missiles from the North.

Author: 0 Aso: No G20 member was against free trade

The annual meeting of G20 finance ministers ended Saturday in Germany without a concrete agreement on free trade after the USA blocked any language that encouraged past commitments on the open flow of goods and services. "Climate change is out for the time being", an official told the agency. Germany´s Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratcheted up the tone, warning that Berlin could take Washington to an worldwide trade court if it insists on imposing punitive tariffs on German goods.

Global Media Twitter Lights Up After 'Too Embarrassing to Watch' Trump-Merkel Press Conference
Author: 0 Twitter Lights Up After 'Too Embarrassing to Watch' Trump-Merkel Press Conference

US President Donald Trump, less than 24 hours after an awkward first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that highlighted their divides on policy and personality, said Germany must pay the US more for providing defence. Mr Trump backed Britain's departure from the European Union and has expressed scepticism of multilateral trade agreements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says of her visit with President Donald Trump that it's "much better to talk to one another than about one ...

Global Media Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City
Author: 0 Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City

Troops are meeting fierce resistance as militants retreat into the Old City, where street fighting is expected in the narrow alleyways and around the mosque where Islamic State declared its caliphate almost three years ago. "We are often literally in the same house, on the roof, and Daesh (Islamic State) is downstairs". The mosque holds symbolic importance because it was where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his so-called caliphate in 2014.

Author: 0 G-20 powers drop pledge to fight protectionism

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also pressured his global counterparts to stabilize their exchange rates and put an end to competitive currency devaluation. The US Treasury Department said in its October 2016 semi-annual report on the exchange rate policies of key trading partners that no economy - including Beijing - met all three criteria required under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 to qualify for a "watch list" on "unfair currency practices".

Global Media Tripura: 3 tribals killed in BSF firing
Author: 0 Tripura: 3 tribals killed in BSF firing

Schools and the lone Sabroom College also remained closed. BSF said- team had opened fire on "cattle smugglers" who tried to attack them. Stepping in, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sought a detailed report from the BSF Chief K K Sharma on the incident, officials said in New Delhi.

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