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Basit denies lack of transparency in trial of accused spy

Basit denies lack of transparency in trial of accused spy

During his talk at the conference, Pakistan's foreign minister said, both sides must not allow things to drift away and that it is in Islamabad's interest to have good relations with India. Yet the court sentenced Jadhav to the death penalty on April 10, in clear violation of established laws. "Such a request is also against the established norms of seeking consular access". Read More

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Russia vetoes UN motion on Syria attack

But amid the recent mutual recriminations over Syria, Tillerson demanded that Russian Federation end its support of the Syrian regime following the April 4 chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun. But any such expectations have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing USA investigations into Russia's alleged interference in America's US presidential election. Read More

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Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter

Egypt's interior ministry said on Wednesday, April 12 it had identified the suicide bomber behind a deadly attack at the weekend outside a church in the coastal city of Alexandria , AFP reports . Mark, making the group one of the oldest Christian denominations. Though Islamic State has long waged a low-level war against soldiers and police in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, its stepped up assault on Christian civilians in the mainland could turn a provincial insurgency into wider ... Read More

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Kremlin says no positive shift yet on Russia-US ties

After the talks, Tillerson warned "there is a low level of trust between our two countries". U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council: "We want to work with Russian Federation to advance a political process in Syria". After two hours of talks with Mr Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow , he said that the "two foremost nuclear powers can not have this relationship". Read More

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'Charging Bull' artist wants 'Fearless Girl' out of the way

But for a month it has been overshadowed, at least in part by the bronze Fearless Girl crafted by U.S. artist Kristen Visbal and installed in March, hands on hips and chin jutting out, directly challenging the bull. Siegel told NewsHour they would try to reach an agreement outside of court, and if not, decide whether to litigate the issue. But the Italian-born sculptor isn't welcoming her extended stay, calling the statue an " advertising trick " created by State Street Global Advisors ... Read More

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Malala Yousafzai, Now Canadian, Teases Justin Trudeau About His Tattoos

Malala Yousafzai, Now Canadian, Teases Justin Trudeau About His Tattoos

She also requested that Canada host a meeting of the Global Partnership for Education, a Washington-based non-profit organization of 65 countries serving as the only global fund whose sole focus is education in developing countries. "I wanted to say that Trudeau is an fantastic person and an inspiration", she said, later noting in her speech that "he does yoga, he has tattoos". Malala further mentioned that when she was coming to Canada, everyone advised her to shake hands with Justin ... Read More

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Flynn Not Upfront in Disclosure Form About Income From Russia-Linked Companies

Flynn Not Upfront in Disclosure Form About Income From Russia-Linked Companies

House and Senate committees and the FBI are investigating allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians known to U.S. intelligence to influence the United States election. election came days after Flynn's lawyer said his client "has a story to tell" but wanted "assurances against unfair prosecution". Trump repeatedly has called the Russian Federation investigation " fake news ". Read More

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Tusk, May to maintain regular contact during Brexit negotiations

Tusk, May to maintain regular contact during Brexit negotiations

Following the meeting, No 10 said the Prime Minister had reiterated her desire to secure a "deep and special partnership" with the remaining 27 member states. When asked if the talks had been successful, Mr Tusk replied: "As always". "The best interests of both sides of this negotiation will be served by getting on to the technical discussion about the future relationship as quickly as possible in the two years that we have available", said junior Brexit Minister Robin Walker. Read More

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Syria chemical attack: British sample tests 'detect sarin'

The fact that Washington chose not to disclose its information on the alleged chemical attack in Syria proves that the United States has no convincing evidence, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. "We gave up our arsenal three years ago", he added referring to a deal the USA helped broker. President Vladimir Putin, who had a surprise, two-hour meeting with U.S. Read More

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US drops 'mother of all bombs' on Islamic State tunnel

US drops 'mother of all bombs' on Islamic State tunnel

The GBU-43 is a large, powerful and accurately delivered weapon. The Air Force calls it the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. The Nangarhar province borders with Pakistan. "The strike was created to minimise the risk to Afghan and US Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximising the destruction" of Islamic State fighters and facilities, according to a statement from the headquarters of US forces in Afghanistan. Read More

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Wie finishes sixth at ANA Inspiration; Ryu wins in playoff

She parred the first playoff hole and Ryu won. Thompson, ahead of the field by three strokes with six holes remaining, was approached by an LPGA official to inform her of the error that took place Saturday . Ryu held the upper hand and claimed her win with a birdie. "I want to say thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and Mission Hills for making this week possible at the @anainspiration!" The ironic thing about the ruling on Thompson's improperly replaced ball is this: If it ... Read More

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LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

It's kind of amusing (of course by amusing I mean sad) to think that the attorney seriously can't think about any possible harm that can come as a result of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people getting just a little more job protection. Ms. Hively said the 7th Circuit's ruling affirms the rights of gay and lesbian people everywhere. The Supreme Court typically agrees to take up an issue when it sees judicial discord between the nation's 13 US circuit courts. Read More

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Syria's Assad says Idlib chemical attack 'fabrication' - AFP interview

Reports of dozens being killed in an alleged chemical attack emerged on April 4. Russia's UN Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the council before the vote that a resolution was unnecessary, and according to The Associated Press, the draft put forward by the Western powers pre-judged that the Syrian government was responsible for the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun in which almost 90 people died. Read More

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Winnipeg veterans march to remember Vimy Ridge on 100th anniversary

Before the prime minister spoke, Canadian Governor General David Johnston pointed to the majestic Vimy monument, unveiled between world wars in 1937, and declared it a symbol of what the battle accomplished a century ago. Earlier British and French attacks on the stronghold had failed to budge the defenders. To protect soldiers from shelling, they built miles of tunnels one of the war's great engineering feats allowing troops to pop up quickly into their positions. Read More

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Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears

They chose the state treasurer, Ron Estes , a Republican, over James Thompson , a Democrat and a civil rights lawyer. As Sean Trende wrote on Tuesday: "Special elections in 2004 saw Democrats win deep-red seats such as South Dakota's At-Large seat and Kentucky's 6th District, yet the general elections were a disappointment for the party (to say the least)". Read More

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Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

And she wasn't shy about announcing her favorite bounty. "We want everyone to feel welcome", said Hill. It was decided that they form a group of concerned citizens to increase the sense of community and include everyone. An Easter egg hunt will be held for all children in attendance after the 8:30 a.m. special Easter Sunrise service on Sunday, April 16, at Mountain Avenue Baptist Church , 1325 Mountain Ave.in Banning. Read More

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IEA says global oil market now close to balance

IEA says global oil market now close to balance

An extended agreement should lead to bigger a draw down of global stock inventories, which fell in OECD nations in March as demand outstripped supply, but remain well above historical averages. In its monthly report released Thursday, the IEA, a body that advises major oil-consuming nations, says production will grow this year, even when considering pledges by OPEC countries to limit output. Read More

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Russian relations 'may be at an all-time low'

Our chief foreign affairs correspondent, Margaret Warner , has our report. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The chill in Moscow today was a far cry from the atmosphere a year ago. And as the men entered a day of tense talks, Putin admitted that relations between Washington and Moscow have worsened in the three months that Trump has been in office. Read More

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Graham: I'm 'pleased' U.S. bombed Afghanistan

The MOAB is a custom-made U.S. Air Force weapon that has been in the arsenal for more than a decade but was never used on the battlefield, although it was available throughout the Iraq war. It was once the largest conventional bomb in the USA inventory, but that distinction now belongs to the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), Air Force officials told ABC News. Read More

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Colts sign Johnathan Hankins to $30 million deal

Colts sign Johnathan Hankins to $30 million deal

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reported earlier this week that Hankins left a meeting with the Indianapolis Colts without a contract, and also that "it does not appear Hankins is destined to don the horseshoe". Hankins, 25, recorded 43 tackles with three sacks and a forced fumble last season with the Giants. Ballard has been busy in free agency, but hardly reckless. Read More

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Honouring World Autism Awareness Day with flag raising in Bracebridge

Honouring World Autism Awareness Day with flag raising in Bracebridge

In attendance were Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Patricia Hughes, principal of the Columbus Special School and College, Mrs Ginny Bellard and Chelmsford City Council's champion for disabled children and adults, Cllr Stephanie Scott. Every other day out of the year, those accommodations don't exist. The event also provided an opportunity for families to learn about resources and research opportunities with vehicle and to speak with some of the nation's foremost autism specialists and researchers. Read More

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Area doctor charged with genital mutilation on girls

Area doctor charged with genital mutilation on girls

Defense attorney Shannon Smith declined to comment outside court. The foundation, which was created by women's rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who suffered female genital mutilation as a girl in her native Somalia, suggests that even with the federal laws in place, it's important for states to have laws banning the practice . Read More

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Second suspect arrested over Stockholm truck attack

Second suspect arrested over Stockholm truck attack

The Uzbek man arrested in the terrorism rampage in central Stockholm last week was an asylum seeker whose application was rejected and who in December was given four weeks to leave the country, Swedish police said on Sunday. In July 2016, a Tunisian man killed 86 people after driving a truck through Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, before he was shot and killed by police. Read More

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Trump won't say if he greenlit use of 'mother of all bombs'

BOWMAN: Well, Audie, the technical name is the GBU-43/B, the Massive Ordinance Air Blast, and it gives it the initials for the nickname. The bomb was first tested in 2003 in Florida at the Eglin Air Force Base. "The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space, which we did", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said later Thursday. Read More

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Former Trump campaign chairman to register as foreign agent

Manafort received formal guidance recently from the authorities and he is taking appropriate steps in response to the guidance", the statement said. Separately, Manafort is also under scrutiny as part of congressional and FBI investigations into possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia's government under President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 USA presidential campaign. Read More

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Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

The progress in the old city center is much slower than the early phases of the offensive after the troops restricted the use of bombs and increased sniper fire against terrorist militants holed up in densely populated old city center. Iraqi has been encircled for "quite some time", he said. "The federal police penetrated the old city and killed 13 terrorists, and destroyed 7 booby-trapped vehicles of Daesh in the Bab al-Jadid axis towards the al-Nuri Mosque in western Mosul", police ... Read More

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