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Catholics Heartened by Stay on Arkansas Executions

After the US Supreme Court declined to reverse the stay on Davis' execution, Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, stated: "I am disappointed in this delay for the victim's family". A spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge had no comment on the court filing. A medical supply company is suing again to try and prevent Arkansas from using a lethal injection drug in the upcoming executions of two convicted killers, saying it was sold to be used for medical purposes. Read More

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'Sword Stands Ready' Against North Korea, Pence Tells Troops in Japan

'Sword Stands Ready' Against North Korea, Pence Tells Troops in Japan

The United States will enhance its military presence in the Asia Pacific region amid growing threat emanating from North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday. "I think it's important that North Korea knows we're not trying to pick a fight, so don't try and give us one", she said. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an intelligence matter, said the missile was a Scud variant that the USA calls a KN-17. Read More

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Man Utd stun Chelsea to open up PL title race

We must understand this and find the right motivation. The league is open. "We will be good to finish on top of the table and it means we deserve this". Interestingly goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who played because of injury to Thibaut Courtois, admitted that United showed more determination to win. "I must have confidence, in myself, in the players, in the club, because it is not the first time we have faced this kind of situation." he added. Read More

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Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message'

Mike Pence: It's time for North Korea to 'get the message'

Russian Federation has blocked the UN Security Council from condemning North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement drafted by the United States, diplomats said. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an intelligence matter, said the missile was a Scud variant that the US calls a KN-17. Read More

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North Korea fails to launch missile

North Korea fails to launch missile

As NPR's Merrit Kennedy reported earlier this week, the regime said it would "hold the USA wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions". "We've got a powerful nuclear deterrent already in our hands, and we certainly will not keep our arms crossed in the face of a USA preemptive strike". Read More

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Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam

Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is seated with Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the Istana, or Indonesian presidential palace, in Jakarta , Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Jakarta also deleted JP Morgan from its list of primary bond dealers after what was deemed a negative research report. President Donald Trump immediately withdrew the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on his first day in office. Read More

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Burying 'Trumpomania,' Kremlin TV says Trump scarier than North Korean leader

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he wants to exert pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme as the communist state warned of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" and told the US don't "mess with us". Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday urged the U.S. to avoid any unilateral use of force against North Korea, warning this would be "a very risky course of action" and comparing it to the USA missile strike earlier this month on Syria, which Moscow denounced as aggression. Read More

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Afghan Officials: Massive US Bomb Death Toll Rises To 94

The statement said it is the responsibility of Afghans, not the U.S., to remove Islamic State from the country. President Donald Trump said this week he would be sending his new national security adviser, Lt. Afghanistan's Defense Ministry reported on April 14 that 36 IS fighters had been killed in the bombing in Achin district, which targeted a tunnel complex used a as a command center and ammuntions depot by the IS which had been mined against conventional ground attacks. Read More

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Malia Obama's 'Longtime Stalker' Reported to Police

Malia Obama's 'Longtime Stalker' Reported to Police

On April 10, Cardoso showed up at the building where Obama interns, held a sign to the window, and "begged her to marry him", the Daily News reports. It turns out, agents recognized the man as a guy who had attempted to get into the White House numerous times. They took him to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after they determined that he had undisclosed mental problems. Read More

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Stockholm truck attack suspect reported to have confessed

Swedish police have identified a 39-year-old man originally from Uzbekistan as the suspected driver. "In February 2017, the case was handed over to the police to carry out the order, since the person had gone underground". Sweden's health service said 10 people were still hospitalized for wounds from the attack and four of them were seriously injured. "We do not comment on what we have seized", said Bystrom, declining to confirm or deny media reports that a bag with some kind of explosives ... Read More

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Top US diplomat Nikki Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

According to USA officials, two United States warships fired 59 cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea at the Shuayart Airbase near Homs, causing significant damage to its airfields, fuel tankers and aircraft hangars. He had planned to travel to Russia Monday on a trip meant to start a fresh dialogue with Moscow. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who also was in Florida with Trump and is scheduled to go to Moscow next week, said he was disappointed but not surprised by the ... Read More

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UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision

UEFA criticised over Dortmund match decision

Several of Tuchel's coaching counterparts, including the coach of Dortmund's next opponent in the Bundesliga, Niko Kovac, expressed support for his position, when speaking to reporters about their upcoming matches. As noted in the same piece, it was also revealed the bombs contained pieces of shrapnel and that a shard was stuck in the headrest of one of the seats on board. Read More

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US accuses Iran of destabilizing Middle East

Tillerson raised the prospect of new sanctions against Tehran for regional provocations and said the administration was reviewing whether to abide by the landmark nuclear deal reached in 2015. In an ominous warning, Tillerson linked Iran's behavior to that of North Korea and said that with both countries, the US would no longer engage in "strategic patience". Read More

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

Prosecutors claimed he gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub - and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words "God Forgives" to commemorate the crime. According to MA law, that conviction is automatically appealed to the state's highest court. Some of them took to Twitter to post about Hernandez's death. Read More

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Russian, Iranian presidents denounce USA strikes against Syria

Haley said that the Trump administration's view was that a political solution would not happen with Assad in power, though she stopped short of saying Assad's departure was now official United States policy. "Vladimir Putin and Hasan Rouhani spoke in favor of an objective, unbiased investigation of all the circumstances of the chemical weapons incident on April 4 in the Syrian province of Idlib". Read More

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North Korea: Nuclear War With US May Be Near

North Korea: Nuclear War With US May Be Near

Mr Pence made the statement after talks in Tokyo with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "This is the first option although there are other options on the table", Wang added . In a press conference, Wang said China stays committed to the goal of denuclearisation in the Korean peninsula and would prefer the use of peaceful and diplomatic means to resolve the issue, Efe news reported. Read More

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Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader

Trump Adviser To Register After Lobbying For Pro-Russia Ukrainian Leader

Manafort's lobbying for a foreign client ended before he began working on Trump's presidential campaign "and was not conducted on behalf of the Russian government", spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement. "There is nothing out of the ordinary about them and I am confident anyone who isn't afflicted with scandal fever will come to the same conclusion", Manafort told The Times . Read More

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As Tillerson Visits Moscow, Trump Calls Assad an 'Animal'

As Tillerson Visits Moscow, Trump Calls Assad an 'Animal'

The presidents of both countries personally waded into the day's diplomatic efforts in an apparent bid to move past some of the divisions, with Putin meeting with Tillerson for about two hours. White House officials said Wednesday that there is credible evidence pointing to Russian interference in Montenegro's election last October. "He hasn't threatened us at all", Lavrov responded. Read More

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Trump on North Korea: 'I Don't Want to Telegraph What I'm Doing'

Trump on North Korea: 'I Don't Want to Telegraph What I'm Doing'

He added that "we need to apply pressure on North Korea , so they seriously respond to a dialogue" with the worldwide community, urging China and Russian Federation to play more constructive roles on the issue. "Nobody's ever seen such a positive response on our behalf from China", Trump said. An "all-out war" would be the result of the continuing military tensions with the USA and warned North America about being "reckless enough to use military means". Read More

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Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

The Turkish government has been widely condemned by Western nations for its repression of opposition figures following a failed military coup previous year. CHP vice chairman Erdal Aksunger said the party expects the board "to eliminate fraud and cancel the referendum ". Istanbul police on Wednesday detain 16 leftist activists involved in demonstrations against the "Yes" victory in the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, a laywer says. Read More

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White House: Trump congratulates Erdogan after disputed win

The move comes despite protests from opposition parties and worldwide monitoring groups - as well as Trump's own State Department - about voting irregularities during Sunday's referendum. EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday that if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved "from rhetoric to action on the issue of the death penalty (it) would be clear signal that Turkey does not want to be a member of the European family". Read More

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Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

Canada's Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, addressed the issue in a letter addressed to the governors of NY and Wisconsin on Tuesday. Members of the Dairy Girl Network , a national all-women's group of about 4,200 dairy farmers, along with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, were eager to assist and helped organized Friday's meeting in Beaver Dam. Read More

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North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats

North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats

The term "reckless" is one the North Koreans have used to describe ongoing large-scale USA and South Korean military exercises, which the North calls a dress rehearsal for an invasion. "When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importance and expressed commitment to continue to work on the draft. the USA delegation without providing any explanations cancelled the work on the draft", the Russian U.N. Read More

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French Socialist candidate holding Paris rally

French Socialist candidate holding Paris rally

Polls suggest Macron has a good chance of coming out on top of Sunday's first round and reaching the May 7 runoff. A win for Macron with Fillon in second place would restore faith in centrist politics, which has been eroded ever since last year's Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and Trump's triumph in the US Presidential election. Read More

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Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump

Therefore, he will face a runoff election in June against Republican Karen Handel , the no. 2 vote-getter. The special election - sort of a bye-election - was held to replace the congressional district's last incumbent Tom Price who vacated the seat when he joined Trump's team as his secretary for health and human services. Read More

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More than 1 000 Palestinian prisoners begin hunger strike

The Palestinian Prisoners Club NGO put the number at 1,500. Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat called on Palestinians everywhere to support the hunger strike. "My policy is that you can't negotiate with prisoners such as these". Top Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi called on the worldwide community to bring an end to the "inhumane" treatment of Palestinian prisoners. Read More

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Ottawa Senators level-headed as 4th battle with Bruins approaches

Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in his second straight shutout and picked up two assists, helping the Nashville Predators pound the Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series . The Bruins said they were conscious of a push back from the Senators in the third period. About five minutes into OT, play was blown dead and Bruins forward Riley Nash was handed a two-minute minor penalty for roughing. Read More

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Teacher, 2 students shot at San Bernardino school

Teacher, 2 students shot at San Bernardino school

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Anderson's criminal history included allegations of domestic violence, weapons charges and possible drug charges. She did not elaborate further. When school staff let Anderson in, they didn't know his relationship with Smith was on the rocks, police said. He said he confronted the man before the police came and dealt with him. Read More

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Prime Minister to announce details of tough new citizenship test today

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has adopted a harsher stance towards skilled migrants, scaling back the intake of temporary workers as part of an "Australia first" tilt that will affect tens of thousands of Britons a year. In a survey, more than 70% of the 457 visa holders said they planned to apply for permanent citizenship. The list of occupations that qualify for the new visa will be sharply reduced. Read More

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North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade

North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade

North Korea has a history of marking significant dates with shows of military capability, and it was its ICBMs that were most notable on the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. Washington and Seoul deny that, but reports that exercises have included "decapitation strikes" aimed at the North's leadership have fanned Pyongyang's anger. Read More

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