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Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike
- April 17, 2018

Yet the country's inherently volatile politics and strategic position make any reprieve fragile at best, as evidenced by the growing protests against Sargsyan's nomination as prime minister in the capital, Yerevan.*. The demonstrators carried Armenian national flags, burnt flares and chanted anti-government slogans. Pashinian specifically called for a "blockade" of the parliament building. (more...)
Djokovic off to blistering start in Monte Carlo Djokovic off to blistering start in Monte Carlo
- April 17, 2018

The Croatian tennis player was excellent at his first individual appearance on clay courts this season, but he already awaits a big test in the next match - former world number one Novak Djokovic , who defeated his countryman DuĊĦan Lajovic 6:0, 6:1. (more...)
Teenager stabbed to death in Forest Gate Teenager stabbed to death in Forest Gate
- April 17, 2018

The suspect was identified by police as 42-year-old Ariston Nacion who was shot dead by responding policemen who were also attacked by the troubled man. Officers were called to a home in Sudbourne Road where a woman in her 30s had been attacked at around 6.30pm. Dihan was wanted in several cases, including murder, snatching and extortion, lodged with Kotwali Police Station, the OC said. (more...)
Pence praises Peru's stand on Venezuelan crisis Pence praises Peru's stand on Venezuelan crisis
- April 17, 2018

Loud explosions lit up the skies over the Syrian capital, Damascus, as Trump announced the airstrikes. Pence told reporters after meeting with the leaders of both countries at a summit in Lima, Peru , on Saturday that he'll leave the summit "very hopeful that we are very close" to a deal that will be better for the U.S. (more...)
Federal Investigators: Pruitt's $43000 Soundproof Booth In EPA Office Violated Law Federal Investigators: Pruitt's $43000 Soundproof Booth In EPA Office Violated Law
- April 17, 2018

The EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "The privacy booth is analogous to other functional functional items an employee might require to perform his job duties such as a high speed computer, high speed copier/scanner, or television", the EPA letter said. (more...)
Rahul slams Modi's deafening silence on rape horror, says India is waiting Rahul slams Modi's deafening silence on rape horror, says India is waiting
- April 17, 2018

Congress sources said the midnight vigil was Rahul's idea and at his behest, it was projected as an "apolitical" event that could get the support of NGOs and commoners alike who may have apprehensions on aligning with a political party. The Congress workers badgered Priyanka Gandhi to express their anger and grief over the incidents of rape in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao. (more...)
United Kingdom wages rising faster than prices as squeeze comes to end United Kingdom wages rising faster than prices as squeeze comes to end
- April 17, 2018

Sterling weakened as the data showed wages in the three months to February rose by 2.8 percent, unchanged from the growth rate in the three months to January and below a median forecast of 3.0 percent in a Reuters poll of economists . "We think that the MPC will judge that the upside news on pay growth and inflation cancels out the recent soft activity data - particularly since the latter has been distorted by a number of temporary factors of late. (more...)
Mexican leader, US VP Pence to meet over ties, NAFTA talks Mexican leader, US VP Pence to meet over ties, NAFTA talks
- April 16, 2018

The comments restore some more optimism on Nafta after U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this week canceled a trip to Peru where Nafta could have been discussed further, and said he could let trade talks go on indefinitely because it would deter companies from investing there. (more...)
Cynthia Nixon Wins Major Progressive Endorsement For New York Primary Cynthia Nixon Wins Major Progressive Endorsement For New York Primary
- April 16, 2018

Andrew Cuomo. When the nod becomes official at the party's nominating convention next month, it would give Nixon a critical line on the November ballot if she loses the Democratic primary in September. Part of Nixon's strategy to upset Cuomo in the gubernatorial race is tapping into the Black and Latino voter base, which Cuomo has historically received strong support from. (more...)
Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of U.S., in Failing Health: Family Spokesperson Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of U.S., in Failing Health: Family Spokesperson
- April 16, 2018

Bush, and the mother also of a former Florida governor and onetime presidential aspirant, Jeb Bush. The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital. She is the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States. He did not elaborate as to the nature of Mrs Bush's health problems. He is 93 years old and also has been in failing health in recent years. (more...)
US President Donald Trump pondering missile attack on Syria US President Donald Trump pondering missile attack on Syria
- April 16, 2018

The council has already failed to agree on a response to the attack in three votes and has been deadlocked throughout the Syrian civil war. Moisi stressed the "risk of escalation" of the conflict amid increasing concerns about a U.S. But British involvement in further military intervention is controversial at home, in a country still haunted by its role in the US-led invasion of Iraq. (more...)
'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter
- April 16, 2018

The US gave no details of civilian or military casualties, but its military leaders insisted targets had been chosen carefully to minimise civilian casualties, but maximise the message intended for the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. (more...)
Warm Friday with rain heading this way Warm Friday with rain heading this way
- April 15, 2018

Sacramento saw just.06-0.12 inches of rain Wednesday, about half of what hit the Bay Area, according to the California Nevada River Forecast Center. The National Weather Service continues Winter Storm Warning for all of west central Wisconsin for Saturday , April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. (more...)
Blizzard Warning for Schuyler, DC Area Starts at 4 AM Blizzard Warning for Schuyler, DC Area Starts at 4 AM
- April 15, 2018

Winds are expected to be north-northwest, and significant drifting is anticipated, says the NWS. Travel across much of Nebraska was still near-impossible Saturday afternoon, with road closures on Interstate 80, US 30 and USA 20. A strong winter storm will bring heavy snow and winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour or higher. High winds may cause blow over of high profile vehicles. (more...)
Blast in Gaza Strip Reportedly Kills at Least Four Palestinians Blast in Gaza Strip Reportedly Kills at Least Four Palestinians
- April 15, 2018

A 28-year-old Palestinian man died on Friday evening after succumbing to wounds sustained earlier in the day, when he was shot in the stomach by Israeli forces during the ongoing "Great March of Return" across the eastern border of the Gaza Strip . (more...)
Protests, 'cleaning' and tributes mark Ambedkar's birth anniversary this year Protests, 'cleaning' and tributes mark Ambedkar's birth anniversary this year
- April 15, 2018

Coinciding with the birth anniversary of the country's first law minister, the prime minister launched a healthcare and wellness centre under the "Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission". The event commenced at 8.00 am with a prayer song sung by the choir members followed by thought for the day by Vaishnavi Suresh of Class X and Significance of the Day by Sonali Umanath of Class X. (more...)
Naomi Campbell cries as she pays tribute to Mam'Winnie Naomi Campbell cries as she pays tribute to Mam'Winnie
- April 15, 2018

She felt compelled to speak when others were rendered silent. After the completion of the official state funeral service - which included speeches by Ramaphosa, EFF leader Julius Malema and Mandela-Dlamini in the Orlando Stadium, the casket was loaded into the hearse, surrounded by sobbing supporters. (more...)
Donald Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use Donald Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use
- April 15, 2018

In exchange, Gardner said he has agreed to lift his remaining holds on Justice Department nominees. It may be modeled on a 2014 budget amendment that prevented the Department of Justice from spending money to enforce federal laws against marijuana users and businesses in states that legalized the drug and were following all applicable state laws. (more...)
Freezing rain, snow pelts Southern Ontario in weekend storm Freezing rain, snow pelts Southern Ontario in weekend storm
- April 15, 2018

A prediction by Environment Canada that this could be a historic ice storm is coming true, with power outages being reported, risky driving conditions, fallen trees and cancelled flights. "However, freezing rain will likely become widespread again". An area of rain and isolated thunderstorms is expected to affect extreme southwestern Ontario. (more...)
UK's Cabinet says Syria chemical attack calls for 'action'
- April 14, 2018

Ms May has not reached a final decision on whether Britain would join any strikes by the United States and France in response to a suspected chemical attack, but wants to be able to act swiftly, the newspaper said. The BBC earlier on Wednesday said May was ready to give the go-ahead for Britain to take part in action led by the United States without seeking prior approval from parliament. (more...)
Father throws baby daughter off roof of shack in Port Elizabeth Father throws baby daughter off roof of shack in Port Elizabeth
- April 14, 2018

Former wife Alyssa was 17 and Steven was 22 when they had Katie and opted to put her up for adoption. They were living at the North Carolina home at the time of their arrest in January, according to the station, but it wan't immediately clear if they are now residing there. (more...)
Pakistani Ex-Prime Minister Sharif Gets Lifetime Politics Ban Pakistani Ex-Prime Minister Sharif Gets Lifetime Politics Ban
- April 14, 2018

The court ruling comes months ahead of expected general elections, pitting the PML-N against its main rival, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by former cricket star Imran Khan. PaK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has made a decision to induct eight more ministers in the cabinet, taking the total strength of the members of his council of ministers to 20, said sources. (more...)
Zuckerberg on sharing his personal info: 'Um, uh, no' Zuckerberg on sharing his personal info: 'Um, uh, no'
- April 14, 2018

It was not until I checked it out here that I discovered one of my friends installed the personality quiz app "This Is Your Digital Life" before 2014, and some of my data would have made it to the servers of Cambridge Analytica . Zuckerberg is facing a grilling before lawmakers on matters related to Cambridge Analytica's allegedly improper acquisition of Facebook data for use in the 2016 United States presidential campaign, along with Russia's alleged use of the platform to spread ... (more...)
Will Ryan Be Forced Out Of The Speakership Before The Election? Will Ryan Be Forced Out Of The Speakership Before The Election?
- April 13, 2018

You would think if there's a pecking order it would be the next man up", Walker said. This morning Speaker Ryan shared with his colleagues that this will be his previous year as a member of the House. The GOP members elected in November will choose the next speaker if the party retains a majority. "In terms of getting things like coastal erosion, infrastructure projects, projects that require a large amount of money from the federal appropriation bills, but even if Republicans did lose ... (more...)
Parkland teacher arrested after leaving loaded gun in public restroom Parkland teacher arrested after leaving loaded gun in public restroom
- April 13, 2018

Cruz's wealth now consists of 24 Microsoft stocks worth about $2,200 from which he receives dividends, and he is entitled to $25,000 from his mother's life insurance, which he has not yet obtained. On Wednesday, Cruz's attorneys offered to surrender any money he would inherit to the victims. Last month, a grand jury indicted Cruz on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. (more...)
ISRO successfully launches replacement navigation satellite ISRO successfully launches replacement navigation satellite
- April 13, 2018

The countdown began at 8:04pm IST on Tuesday. Indian Space Research Organisation ( Isro ) today successfully launched navigation satellite INRSS-1I aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ( PSLV ) from the Satish Dhavan Space Centre (SDSC), at Sriharikota , in Andhra Pradesh. (more...)
Holocaust Memorial Day celebrated locally Holocaust Memorial Day celebrated locally
- April 13, 2018

Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 12, 2018, so Little said it was appropriate to schedule the commemoration at the Freeholders' last public meeting before the actual day. "On the occasion of Yom HaShoah , it is vital to open a dialogue on the state of Holocaust awareness so that the lessons learned inform the next generation", Claims Conference President Julius Berman said in a statement . (more...)
Sens. Pat Roberts, Ben Sasse say Trump looking to re-enter TPP Sens. Pat Roberts, Ben Sasse say Trump looking to re-enter TPP
- April 13, 2018

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment, and some members of the administration appeared surprised by the news. Roberts said Kudlow and Lighthizer would be working with the Agriculture Committee, calling the move "certainly good news". (more...)
Tabloid paid out $30K to spike story alleging Trump love child Tabloid paid out $30K to spike story alleging Trump love child
- April 13, 2018

The Associated Press confirmed the details of the Enquirer's payment through a review of a confidential contract and interviews with dozens of current and former employees of the Enquirer and its parent company, American Media Inc . While he frequently calls reports from mainstream companies "fake news", Trump has had a relatively positive relationship with AMI, which has generally published articles to his liking . (more...)
Comey Says Trump Is Like a 'Mob Boss' in Upcoming Interview
- April 13, 2018

Andrew Harrer/Pool, Getty Images Ronna McDaniel, the RNC's chairwoman, told CNN that Comey's "misconduct" warranted condemnations from both Republicans and Democrats, and that the public should be reminded of them before his book launches. (more...)
Teachers call for fairer school funding Teachers call for fairer school funding
- April 13, 2018

Karen Munson, who has a son in eighth grade in the district, told ABC News she is completely in favor of having these bats in the classrooms. The bat measures 16 inches long and appears to be made of plastic or another lightweight material, according to a video report. (more...)
Pope apologizes for 'serious mistakes' in judging Chilean abuse cases Pope apologizes for 'serious mistakes' in judging Chilean abuse cases
- April 13, 2018

Following the release of Pope Francis' letter, Bishop Santiago Silva Retamales, president of the bishops' conference and head of the military ordinariate, said the bishops of Chile would travel to the Vatican in the third week of May. "Is that clear?" the pope replied. Other clerics more favorable to Barros had Francis' ear, such as the Vatican ambassador, who has always been hostile to Barros' accusers. (more...)
Sergio Ramos could face fresh Champions League ban after tunnel exchange Sergio Ramos could face fresh Champions League ban after tunnel exchange
- April 13, 2018

Ronaldo then stepped up and duly slotted the penalty past substitute goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny with his team moving into the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate. Real, Liverpool , Bayern Munich and Roma are through to the semi-finals of the tournament, with the draw therefor taking place on Friday. Gianluigi Buffon's first Champions League red card was Juventus' sixth in the competition against Real Madrid - more than any team has had against another opponent in the competition. (more...)
Qatar Taps Trump-Connected Ballard for $2.1M Push Qatar Taps Trump-Connected Ballard for $2.1M Push
- April 12, 2018

The meeting between the U.S. president and Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani marks a major shift in the relationship between the two countries. Led by United States allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar's regional rivals launched a diplomatic and trade blockade against Doha a year ago, and Trump initially appeared to take Riyadh's side. (more...)
Raid on his lawyer abuses attorney-client privilege Raid on his lawyer abuses attorney-client privilege
- April 12, 2018

The new details on the Cohen raid emerged as the president boiled over on Twitter about it and evidence that investigators are zeroing in on his inner circle. He had ordered White House Counsel Don McGahn do the deed back in June of past year and was only dissuaded when McGahn threatened to quit. "He certainly believes that he has the power to do so", she said at Tuesday's (Wednesday NZT) press briefing. (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull faces leadership pressure ahead of polls Malcolm Turnbull faces leadership pressure ahead of polls
- April 12, 2018

Turnbull attempted to brush off Monday's result, which has Labor leading the government 52 to 48 on the two-party preferred measure , as not being important to Australians. Mr Abbott is a member of the so-called Monash Group, a newly formed gathering of conservative backbenchers, calling for taxpayers' money to be invested in a new coal power station. (more...)
Trump negatively assessed the state of relations with Russian Federation Trump negatively assessed the state of relations with Russian Federation
- April 12, 2018

He also vowed that "smart" missiles "will be coming". Since coming to office Trump has thumbed his nose at domestic opposition, brushed aside Moscow's actions in the United States, Ukraine and Syria and embraced tighter relations with the Kremlin. (more...)
Houthi rebels launch drone strike on Saudi-owned oil facility Houthi rebels launch drone strike on Saudi-owned oil facility
- April 12, 2018

Last month, one man was killed in Riyadh by debris after the military shot down a flurry of missiles, the first casualty of the Yemen war in the Saudi capital. Al Masirah also reported the Houthis fired missiles at oil storage facilities belonging to Saudi oil giant Aramco in the provinces of Najran and Jizan. (more...)
Islamist Human Rights Commission Condemns Israel Aggression Against Palestinians Islamist Human Rights Commission Condemns Israel Aggression Against Palestinians
- April 11, 2018

His death brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since then to 31. The video, which emerges after 31 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by sniper bullets shot from within Israel, have gained worldwide condemnation. (more...)
Why a teacher walkout could threaten Oklahoma's blood supply Why a teacher walkout could threaten Oklahoma's blood supply
- April 11, 2018

In April, lawmakers raised salaries for teachers by an average of $6,100, increased pay for support staff by $1,250, and added $50 million in funding for schools. However, Republicans in the State House of Representatives don't appear to be listening. "These kids are being cheated and Oklahoma is reaping what they've sown for our education and our children". (more...)
Democratic lawmaker letter casts doubt on Pruitt security needs Democratic lawmaker letter casts doubt on Pruitt security needs
- April 11, 2018

But for some odd reason, the EPA has done everything but protecting our environment since Pruitt became chief and President Donald Trump took office. On Tuesday afternoon the E.P.A. acknowledged that the agency official who had signed off on the February assessment questioning Mr. Pruitt's security threats had been dismissed. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen's offices is a witch-hunt, says Trump Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen's offices is a witch-hunt, says Trump
- April 11, 2018

McDougal was paid $150,000 by The National Enquirer tabloid to keep quiet about the alleged affair, and like Daniels, she is now suing to be released from the non-disclosure agreement over the Trump affair. Prosecutors from the Southern District came to the criminal division at the Justice Department in Washington to sign off on the warrants, as required by the US Attorney's Manual, according to the source, and Rosenstein was made aware of the warrants before they were executed Monday. (more...)
Donald Trump to skip South America summit, will send Mike Pence Donald Trump to skip South America summit, will send Mike Pence
- April 11, 2018

The amount of parties involved in the Syrian conflict, both on the opposition and governmental sides, make retaliation against a chemical attack incredibly complicated. Ambassador Roger Noriega said Rubio will be careful not to overstep Pence, but he said his role could be more significant. Souring relations with Mexico and the ongoing trade negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement were expected to hang over the meeting. (more...)
Mueller Probing Ukrainian Billionaire's Payment To Trump Charity Mueller Probing Ukrainian Billionaire's Payment To Trump Charity
- April 10, 2018

Attorney's Office in NY to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary", the lawyer, Stephen Ryan, told NBC in a statement . Trump has frequently criticized the Clintons for using their charitable organization, the Clinton Foundation, for personal financial gain and to peddle political influence. (more...)
Israel Blamed For Missile Strike On Syrian Airbase; 14 Reported Killed Israel Blamed For Missile Strike On Syrian Airbase; 14 Reported Killed
- April 10, 2018

The attack took place hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a " big price to pay " following the reports of a poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma which killed dozens of people, including children. Russian Federation and Syria have invited a probe into the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma after US President Donald Trump threatened that there would be a " big price to pay ". (more...)
Korean diplomat reaffirms commitment to 'phased, synchronized' denuclearization Korean diplomat reaffirms commitment to 'phased, synchronized' denuclearization
- April 10, 2018

US President Donald Trump has said that he expects to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May or early June. It was not known what such measures would entail, but Kim's reported remarks have led some analysts to suspect that he may call for removing the US nuclear umbrella for South Korea, a key USA ally in Asia, and withdrawing American troops from the country - conditions deemed as nonstarters for Washington. (more...)
Trump Says US 'Cannot Allow' Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks Trump Says US 'Cannot Allow' Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks
- April 10, 2018

And, as Congress does, it can debate our objectives in this new war, and how many men, casualties and years will be required to defeat the coalition of Syria, Russia, Hezbollah, Iran, and the allied Shiite militias from the Near East. UK Envoy Karen Pierce expressed interest in pursuing this course of action. The OPCW, through its Fact-Finding Mission (FFM), is already gathering information about the attack in Douma. (more...)
Iran's rial at all-time low against the dollar Iran's rial at all-time low against the dollar
- April 10, 2018

The ultimatum puts pressure on Europeans - key backers and parties to the 2015 worldwide agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program - to satisfy Trump, who wants the pact strengthened with a separate agreement within 120 days. Fordow is a facility south of the holy city of Qom. Earlier in the day, Iran's FARS news agency reported that at least four Iranian nationals had been killed in an Israeli airstrike on Syria's N-4 airbase in the country's Homs province. (more...)
High turnout in Hungary leads to election delays High turnout in Hungary leads to election delays
- April 09, 2018

Polling stations were meant to close at 19:00 (17:00 GMT), but some are staying open hours later due to long queues. Hungary ruling Fidesz party is unlikely to win a two-thirds parliamentary majority, Fidesz's parliamentary group leader Gergely Gulyas told private broadcaster ATV after Sunday's election produced a higher-than-expected turnout. (more...)
Gaza buries journalist Yasser Murtaja shot, killed while covering mass protests
- April 09, 2018

Also in Rafah, Israeli soldiers shot at the head of Muhammad Said Mousa al-Haj Saleh, 33, killing him. There were no immediate reports of Palestinian casualties. He added that 1,354 people were wounded, including 491 by ammunition and explosives. The Palestine Red Crescent Society has "also warned of a shortage of medical supplies and of personal protective equipment for their 400-person team deployed across Gaza". (more...)