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Author: 0 Abbas: No new initiatives to be presented at Arab League summit

Jordanian officials had stressed fighting "terrorism" as a major theme of the summit, in particular, the threat from IS which is facing US-backed offensives in Iraq and Syria. and the worldwide coalition in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia is a leading supporter of the Syrian opposition, while Egypt, fearful of Islamic militants among the rebels' ranks, has pushed for a political solution that might keep Syrian President Bashar Assad in power.

Author: 0 Hong Kong civil servant becomes first female chief executive

This triggered the 79-day Occupy Central sit-in protests that shut down much of the city centre. Carrie Lam elected first female chief executive of Hong KongHong Kong's former chief secretary Carrie Lam will serve as the city's first female leader.

Author: 0 S. Korea's Park says 'sorry' as she undergoes questioning

Several months into their investigation into the country's biggest political scandal in decades, South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday finally met and questioned recently ousted President Park Geun-hye to determine whether to seek a warrant to arrest her.

Global Media Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US
Author: 0 Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

Veytia is accused of plotting with unnamed conspirators in the United States to manufacture, import and distribute unspecified quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana between January 2013 and February 2017. As attorney general, Veytia is the top law enforcement official in Nayarit, a state in western Mexico between the cities of Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

Global Media Merkel's Party Wins In Saarland Bellwether Vote For Germany
Author: 0 Merkel's Party Wins In Saarland Bellwether Vote For Germany

But this does not necessarily mean the party would follow a similar path in the election for the Bundestag later this year, said Merkel, who has governed in coalition with the SPD for two of her three terms as chancellor. The Christian Democrats (CDU) won 40.7% of the vote to the Social Democrats' (SPD) 29.6% in the small south-western state of Saarland, first official results showed.

Global Media Mexican Archdiocese, US Congress Not Happy About Border Wall
Author: 0 Mexican Archdiocese, US Congress Not Happy About Border Wall

Blunt said the supplemental could be dealt with "at a later time". On the campaign trail, President Trump said that he'd make Mexico pay for the wall , but that promise altered after he was elected. Patty Murray, D-Wash. "We're going to fight back with everything we have". Pushing to fulfill Trump's request for the border wall paired with deep cuts to popular programs would nearly certainly derail those plans.

Author: 0 Khalid Masood: Met Police release new picture of London terror attacker

Isis claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack, calling him a "soldier of the Islamic State", but it was unclear whether the group had any direct involvement in the incident. The Westminster terror attack lasted only 82 seconds, Scotland Yard has said. Police said Masood was inspired by global terrorism, but have not revealed whether their investigation has identified a motive, or whether any of his associates, family or friends knew of his intentions to carry out the deadly attack.

Author: 0 Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

The two senators also indicated they had communicated with Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, who was sacked last month after misrepresenting meetings with the Russian ambassador. The Senate chairman also made a point to remain above the political fray. On the House side, Democrats have called for intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself because of his previous ties with Donald Trump's team before Trump took office.

Author: 0 Netanyahu to Trump: Let's vanquish 'militant Islam'

Ambassador Ron Dermer told AIPAC: "For the first time in many years... there is no daylight between our two governments". Since taking office in January, Trump has indicated he is willing to break with decades of USA policy by moving the embassy and being open to a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if both sides agree it.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin denies French election interference after Marine Le Pen meeting

The National Front leader, who is running in second place in the presidential race according to opinion polls , repeated her complaint that French banks were refusing to lend her money. Le Pen told the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, that she had she had "always pressed for the abolition of sanctions" because she regarded them as "counter-productive", said Tass.

Global Media Israel slashes dues to United Nations following anti-Israel votes
Author: 0 Israel slashes dues to United Nations following anti-Israel votes

After refusing to stop building settlements in occupied Palestinian territories as demanded by the UN, Israel made a decision to cut its funding for the UN by United States dollars 6 million (RM 26.5 million) earlier this year. She told the biggest Israeli lobby group that December's United Nations resolution was a "kick in the gut" to all Americans. But according to UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov "no such steps had been taken" since the resolution was adopted by the UN security ...

Global Media In France : Former PM Valls endorses Macron for presidency
Author: 0 In France : Former PM Valls endorses Macron for presidency

Valls is seen as waiting in the wings to pick up the pieces of the Socialist party after the presidential race and build a reformist force in parliament to get a say in a Macron parliamentary majority. The one-time Trotskyist and former teacher who quit the party in 2008 has sucked away the hard left vote with calls to fight the rich and powerful, asking PS supporters: "In these conditions, without a project or electoral advantage, what is the point of a Socialist candidate?" But instead of ...

Author: 0 Two men remain in custody over Westminster terrorist attack

Authorities identified Masood, a 52-year-old Briton, as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism - but was not now on a terrorism watch list.

Author: 0 Ex-UK leader Gordon Brown enters Scotland independence fray

May will then risk the credibility of the union if she refuses a referendum, Sturgeon said. May added that while the road before the country may be uncertain at times, she believes, with the British people, that it leads towards a brighter future for the nation's children and grandchildren.

Global Media Wednesday's 2.04 inches of rain in Topeka sets record for March 29
Author: 0 Wednesday's 2.04 inches of rain in Topeka sets record for March 29

SaturdayShowers. High near 48. "Any precipitation should taper off during the day Saturday ". Today: Sunny, with a high near 51. In fact, the best chance of rain will be the second part of the afternoon through mid-evening. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Low around 33. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 44. North winds 10 to 20 miles per hour.

Global Media 5 things to know about Trump's budget proposal
Author: 0 5 things to know about Trump's budget proposal

Congressional Republicans have begun the task of pushing back against President Trump's first budget proposals - slamming some of its steep domestic spending reductions as 'draconian'. The new plan would increase defense spending by $54 billion and fund the increase with targeted cuts in other discretionary spending. The budget says Trump has "tapped a group of infrastructure experts to evaluate investment options along with commonsense regulatory, administrative, organizational, and policy ...

Global Media UK Formally Announces Britain Will Leave European Union Within Two Years
Author: 0 UK Formally Announces Britain Will Leave European Union Within Two Years

Britain's representative at the E.U., Tim Barrow, hand-delivered a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk formally triggering a two-year countdown to the final split. Any bespoke UK-EU deal would require Britain to retain elements of EU membership and the obligations associated with it - for example, continuing to respect freedom of movement and the authority of the European Court of Justice.

Author: 0 Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi

China, the North's biggest source of diplomatic support and economic assistance, hasn't responded directly to those comments, although Beijing has called repeatedly for all sides to take steps to reduce tensions. He travelled to China from South Korea on Saturday. North Korea has accelerated its weapons development, violating multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions without being deterred by sanctions.

Author: 0 Trump pledges 'easy' health care deal after defeat

House of Representatives. "The general consensus was 'Let's get it done , '" said Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., who supported the bill last week. The congressman who quit the House Freedom Caucus after it helped torpedo the Republican health care bill last week is still railing in anger against what he said is the group's intransigence.

Author: 0 Trump faces down a possible Republican revolt over Obamacare repeal

The effort is the first major piece of legislation introduced during the Trump era. "I think we've made some very positive steps forward, so I don't want to, you know, rule anything out but I will say that I feel very good about this where it stands now".

Global Media Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia in April - Saudi FM
Author: 0 Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia in April - Saudi FM

The opening session of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Arab Summit, held Wednesday, turned over a new leaf for relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. HM the King's visit to Cairo precedes the forthcoming 24th Arab Summit in Amman, in view of the unwavering Egyptian solidarity stances with the Kingdom of Bahrain to confront external interferences, acts of terrorism and violent extremism, he said.

Global Media Concealed weapons permits owners can carry their guns in daycares
Author: 0 Concealed weapons permits owners can carry their guns in daycares

None of Ohio's public colleges or universities have opened up their campuses for concealed weapons. Some view the changes as just one more place where you can protect yourself, others see it as an increased danger. The changes also prohibit employers from telling employees they can't store their guns or bullets in their cars while at work. Irvine and other supporters said the changes are meant to prevent law-abiding gun owners from accidentally breaking the law.

Author: 0 Federal budget 2017 highlights

A consumer tax would be applied to ride sharing services such as Uber, while it would be removed from naloxone used to treat opioid drug overdoses, which have claimed thousands of lives across the country. The federal government also looks at factors like age, income, education, language and culture when analyzing inequality in Canada. Though the budget does not articulate a plan for reaching a zero deficit budget or reducing the national debt, Trudeau resisted the temptation to spend even ...

Author: 0 North Korea strikes would be blocked, US State Department says

Reuters notes, however, that analysts have not yet seen definitive evidence of a nuclear device moving to the site and that North Korea is not above faking an imminent nuclear test, fully aware that satellites are watching their every move.

Author: 0 North Korea tops Tillerson's talks with Chinese President Xi

Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Tillerson's meetings in China so far and that he and Trump expect a new stage of constructive development in bilateral relations. and China would work together to bring North Korea to "make a course correction and move away from the development of nuclear weapons". Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended.

Global Media Russian Federation ex-MP Killed in Kiev, Ukraine Blames 'State Terrorism'
Author: 0 Russian Federation ex-MP Killed in Kiev, Ukraine Blames 'State Terrorism'

Ukraine blamed the killing on Russian Federation, linking it to testimony by Voronenkov against Viktor Yanukovych, the Kremlin-backed Ukrainian leader who was ousted three years ago in street protests. Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov was killed by a Russian agent, according to a senior Ukrainian official. "We think that all the fabrications that can already be heard about a "notorious Russian link" are absurd ", said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Author: 0 Texas Senate approves ending public payroll union deductions

It is unclear whether the bill is substantially different enough to gain enough support in the Senate, as 17 Republicans voted against the original bill in February. That money will fund the hiring of additional caseworkers and a pay raise for employees, as well as increased services for children with the highest level of behavioral treatment needs.

Global Media US denies loosening rules on casualties
Author: 0 US denies loosening rules on casualties

Gen. Stephen Townsend told reporters at the Pentagon . "I just wanted to let everyone know". Now, here's what I don't know. "It'll be a more formalized approach to really look into the details of this as much as we can to establish what happened, establish what the facts are, identify accountability and then certainly identify the lessons learned out of that", said Votel.

Global Media Arabs to back Mideast talks if Palestine state guaranteed
Author: 0 Arabs to back Mideast talks if Palestine state guaranteed

Divided Arab leaders who are attending the one day summit on Wednesday will be seeking common ground to reaffirm their commitment to a Palestinian state, a longstanding goal that US President Donald Trump last month put into doubt. The statement says that "peace is a strategic option" for the Arab world, based on a two-state solution - Palestine in the pre-1967 lines - alongside Israel.

Author: 0 FBI Director Comey To Speak At UT Intelligence Symposium

One official CNN talked to said that it appeared people connected with the campaign "were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready", though other sources apparently said such a determination was premature. Trump?' MORE (I-Vt.) when she was the vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). "Investigating it and proving it are two different things", Spicer said.

Global Media Britain not threatening Europe over security cooperation-Davis
Author: 0 Britain not threatening Europe over security cooperation-Davis

Although it could be years before the United Kingdom actually leaves the EU, many European politicians reacted to May's letter as if it were a point of no return. May has warned that she's prepared to walk away from negotiations if an exit deal can't be reached. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that she wanted Britain to emerge as more outward-looking than ever before while addressing the House of Commons to confirm triggering of the Brexit process.

Author: 0 MEPs travel to Ireland to examine full impact of Brexit

The party's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill, who attended the protest, dismissed the notion that such a concession would be unachievable in the forthcoming negotiations. And when asked about the movement of people and goods between the north and the south, he said it was up to the people of Northern Ireland to decide.

Author: 0 France's presidential upstart Macron clashes with Le Pen, Fillon in TV debate

A second poll of over 1,000 viewers, by OpinonWay for Le Point, also placed Macron as "the most convincing ", with 25% of votes. Polls now show Mr. He said they may not be "a quite normal couple - even if I don't like that adjective much - but a couple that exists". Macron proved during the three-hour evening debate that overran and spilled past midnight that he can defend himself.

Author: 0 President Trump misses annual AIPAC conference

Despite Trump's image as an outsider and unconventional politician, the most conventional part of his administration's nascent foreign policy may be a return to the traditional bipartisan view of the Middle East, with the U.S. Netanyahu also expressed confidence in a US-Israeli partnership for preventing Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon, following its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and for "confronting Iran's aggression in the region".

Author: 0 Bones Found Near Salvaged Sewol Ferry Not Human, Ministry Says

Last week, the ferry that sunk off the coast of South Korea in April 2014 returned to the surface for the first time since the accident killed 304 people. Relatives had expressed concerns that remains of the missing victims could slip out through the holes and get lost. The government ended underwater searches in November 2014.

Global Media Man claims innocence in ambulance driver's death
Author: 0 Man claims innocence in ambulance driver's death

Gonzalez, a Bronx resident, was charged with three counts of murder, grand larceny and driving a vehicle while impaired by drugs, police said. Gonzalez, who had injuries on his face, was charged with murder. "Whatever may have happened here, none of his actions were intentional", Fontier said, calling Arroyo's death a tragedy for both the EMT's family's and the suspect's.

Author: 0 Nunes cancels open Russian Federation hearing, Schiff blasts his ass

Schiff said he was not opposed to Comey and Rogers coming in for a closed hearing , but was adamant that Yates, Clapper and Brennan appear for open testimony. There was already a case for that when Nunes ran and told Trump about surveillance he wasn't even sure took place before informing his fellow committee members.

Global Media Syria Kurds to get training from Russian forces
Author: 0 Syria Kurds to get training from Russian forces

Mr Walker made his way to Syria after travelling from Bristol to Istanbul in Turkey, then to Iraq before reaching Rojava in Kurdish-held northern Syria. " Not that I am aware of ", Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said at a media briefing, in response to a question about any coordination between Moscow and Washington on the deployment of new troops in the area.

Global Media Rain ahead: Wet end to March for Windsor
Author: 0 Rain ahead: Wet end to March for Windsor

Several millimetres of freezing rain are possible Thursday night especially over the higher terrain of the Dundalk Highlands and above the Niagara escarpment from Kitchener-Guelph north through Orangeville and Shelburne. However, easterly winds are expected to gust between 50-70 km/h, which will add a substantial wind chill. A total of 25 to 40 mm of rainfall is possible before the weather system leaves the GTA Friday night, according to Environment Canada.

Author: 0 Analysts remain skeptical of TransCanada's Keystone XL going ahead

The Keystone XL pipeline will transport oil from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Gulf Coast in Texas, and while the project will open jobs for US citizens, it has led to much concern among environmental groups. The Nebraska Public Service Commission still must issue a crucial permit so the pipeline can cross state boundaries, and that decision may not come until September .

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger taking "bigger perspective" on Arsenal future

Arsenal didn't return to Premier League action in the fashion they would have liked this weekend, after being handed a 3-1 defeat by West Brom that hands the Gunners a significant blow in their quest for a top-four finish. "We have to live with that". The future of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been thrown into major doubt. "We have to go away and recover and prepare well for the end of the season".

Author: 0 Amnesty: Coalition not taking adequate precautions in Mosul

As investigators probe the blast, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend strongly defended U.S. behavior in the war and pushed back against accusations the United States had loosened safeguards meant to protect civilians as it ramps up the battle against Islamic State.

Global Media USA military launches formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul
Author: 0 USA military launches formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

Rights group Amnesty International said the high civilian toll suggested us -led coalition forces had failed to take adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths. Rescue workers are still pulling bodies out of the site. Amnesty said that, in many cases it investigated, east Mosul residents said IS fighters had been present in or near houses targeted in the strikes.

Author: 0 White House denies preventing Atlantan Sally Yates' testimony

He later admitted he was handed the documents at a mystery meeting in the White House grounds with an unnamed source. "Trump Russia story is a hoax", he tweeted. "We are scheduled to talk tomorrow", Schiff said. They had argued that Ivanka Trump's use of those resources had made her a federal employee in all but name, and they had called on the administration to officially acknowledge her as a staff member.

Author: 0 AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

Republicans are shifting their focus this week after a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell short of a vote on Friday, despite the White House's best efforts to convince skeptical Republicans and members of the House Freedom Caucus to support the bill.