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Tillerson meets Putin amid 'low point' in US-Russia ties

Tillerson meets Putin amid 'low point' in US-Russia ties

He today said Russian Federation "certainly could have" known about the chemical attack before it was launched last week, but added he'd like to think Vladimir Putin's government were not forewarned. Russian Federation has alleged that the victims were killed by toxic agents released from a rebel chemical arsenal and warned against putting the blame on Damascus until an independent inquiry has been conducted. Read More

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North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

The North has in turn warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked. Kim's close aide Choe Ryong-Hae made sure to send a new warning, saying North Korea would stand up to any threat posed by the US. Pyongyang has also expressed anger over the ongoing annual spring military exercises the United States holds with South Korea, which it considers a rehearsal for invasion. Read More

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'More than 50' Afghan troops killed in attack: US military

'More than 50' Afghan troops killed in attack: US military

An attack by Taliban militants on an Afghan military base in the northern Balkh Province has killed dozens, a US military spokesman and Afghan officials said on April 21. A number of German and other foreign soldiers are based in Mazar-i-Sharif, including about 70 who advise the corps headquarters as part of a Nato-led multinational mission to advise and train the Afghan security forces. Read More

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No positive shift yet on US-Russia ties

No positive shift yet on US-Russia ties

Tillerson said the US was "quite confident" that it "was planned and it was directed and executed by Syrian regime forces". Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said Syria had sent dozens of letters to the Security Council, some detailing "the smuggling of sarin from Libya through Turkey on a civilian air plane by using a Syrian citizen". Read More

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Man who killed NFL star Will Smith sentenced to 25 years

Prosecutors were calling for a maximum sentence of 60 years with consecutive terms of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter. Retired New Orleans Police Department Capt. A jury convicted him of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter for shooting Smith's wife in the leg. Regaining his composure, he looked at Smith's widow Racquel and told her he wishes the night had never happened. Read More

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Sean Spicer Speaks 'Fluent Moron — Howard Stern

Shortly after the White House briefing, Spicer emailed a statement to reporters in response to their queries, but had stopped short of offering an explicit apology. So you have to, if you are Russian Federation, ask yourself: "Is this a country and a regime that you want to align yourself with?" House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Spicer's dismissal. Read More

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Oops! Trump's warships were never heading towards NK

The carrier Carl Vinson is now on its way to the Korean Peninsula as a show of force amid North Korea's recent long range missile tests and reports of planned nuclear weapons tests. China, meanwhile, is feeling anything but reassured, warning recently that "a storm is about to break" over the divided Korean Peninsula. A defence official told the AFP news agency on Tuesday that the ships were still off the northwest coast of Australia. Read More

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Force India boss Vijay Mallya arrested

A report in Economic Times quoted sources in CBI and MEA highlighting the importance of the arrest by saying it marked the beginning of the extradition process which now has to reach a "logical conclusion". Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India had put up a strong case against Mallya and ED is also preparing strategy to present the case for his extradition under the United Nations convention of prevention of money laundering, of which the UK is also a signatory. Read More

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Arkansas executions temporarily on hold

Arkansas executions temporarily on hold

Tim Jenkins of McKesson says Griffin never told him the drug would be used for executions. A stay remains in place for one of the inmates on an unrelated issue. Gorsuch joined the right of the court-Justices Roberts, Thomas, and Alito-as well as Republican-appointed swing-vote Anthony Kennedy in voting to allow the execution to go forward. Read More

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'The sword stands ready': Mike Pence warns North Korea

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres separately said "everything" must be done to confront the threat from North Korea and ensure that its missile and nuclear programs do not pose an worldwide threat. North Korea showed no let-up in its defiance after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang. Read More

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Paris Police Say Officer and Attacker Shot, Killed

The first round of the presidential race is scheduled on Sunday. The two top contenders will advance to a runoff on May 7. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Police officers control passersby near the Champs Elysees in Paris after a shooting on April 20, 2017. It was unclear how Trump concluded that terrorism may have been a factor. Read More

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Twenty killed in school minibus crash in South Africa

Twenty killed in school minibus crash in South Africa

Another seven children were found around the minibus, but they were declared dead by the medical team. The department said "this is a huge loss & we're deeply pained by the tragic news". South Africa's ubiquitous minibus taxis are frequently involved in accidents on the country's roads. Even though it is Africa's most industrialised economy with a modern road network, South Africa has a dire road safety record. Read More

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Israeli Defense Officials: Assad Still Has Chemical Weapons

However, Washington came to the conclusion that Damascus had used chemical weapons which led the USA to carry out a missile attack on a Syrian military air base located in the Homs Governorate on April 7, as the U.S. The results of these analyses "indicate exposure to sarin or a sarin-like substance", Uzumcu said . The chemical weapons were shipped outside Syria and destroyed overseas, with the most toxic material disposed of at sea aboard a USA ship. Read More

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Delhi Congress ex-chief Lovely quits party, joins BJP

The lookout notice was issued in the wake of inputs that Dhinakaran was an NRI and could try to flee the country. However, a handful of MLAs, including prominent former minister Thanga Tamizh Selvan told reporters that general secretary and deputy could not be removed from the party by ministers, but only by a properly convened meeting of the party's decision-making bodies like the executive or the general council. Read More

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UC Berkeley calls off Ann Coulter talk for security reasons

In February , masked agitators, commonly known as Black Bloc, broke windows and set fires at the campus building preventing right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking. "It has nothing to do with anyone's political views. At the same time , we respect and support Ms. Coulter's own First Amendment rights". It drew national attention and led to a campus lockdown. Read More

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Iowa may absorb $3 million cost of cutting Planned Parenthood funds

Iowa may absorb $3 million cost of cutting Planned Parenthood funds

The measure overturns a rule finalized in the last days of the Obama administration that said states could deny family planning funds to an organization only if it were incapable of providing those services. "The resolution signed today simply ensures that states are not forced to fund an abortion business with Title X taxpayer dollars", Dannenfelser said in public comments at the White House after the signing. Read More

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Pence, in Indonesia, seeks to reassure SE Asia

Korea threatens "super-mighty preemptive strike" Haley to North Korea: Don't pick a fight with the US MORE announced Thursday. Pence bared Trump's upcoming Southeast Asia visits while visiting Jakarta , a trip seen to highlight United States support for Southeast Asia and Indonesia's moderate practice of Islam amid concerns over growing Islamophobia among Americans. Read More

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Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns

Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns

Trump and his administration have repeatedly dismissed calls for him to release his taxes, first claiming he couldn't because he was being audited, then saying the issue was more of interest to journalists and liberal politicians. Trump says during the first presidential debate that his taxes will be released once an audit is finished. Trump has repeatedly refused to do so, falsely claiming that he can not because he is under IRS audit. Read More

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Trump tax plan to rely on future US growth to fund cuts

Trump tax plan to rely on future US growth to fund cuts

He predicted a major negative impact on the stock market if tax reform fails, pointing out that the market has been assuming for months that tax cuts are coming. On Saturday, protesters took to the streets of cities across the U.S to demand that Trump release his tax documents. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Tim Mnuchin told the Financial Times Monday the White House's plan to pass tax reform legislation by August was "highly aggressive to not realistic at this point" in part because Trump ... Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria gas attack probe

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria gas attack probe

Russian Federation had suspended that effort after U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airbase following an April 4 chemical weapons attack on a village in rebel territory. jobs that should no longer be allowed to "rape our country". In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said his administration's policy was not to demand Assad step down as part of a "peaceful resolution to the conflict", in some contrast to Tillerson's remarks in Moscow . Read More

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Marine Le Pen denies France's role in rounding up Jews during WWII

The National Front (FN) leader "crossed a red line", Le Monde said in an editorial, while Jewish groups blasted the comments as "revisionist" and an "insult to France (which has faced up to) its history without a selective memory". Since taking over the National Front in 2011, Le Pen has worked to soften the racist, homophobic reputation of the party co-founded by her father who was twice-prosecuted for Holocaust denial. Read More

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Trump calls 100-day benchmark 'ridiculous'

Trump calls 100-day benchmark 'ridiculous'

President Donald Trump said "a lot" has been accomplished on his watch and that the 100-day benchmark is 'ridiculous'. Trump's hits the 100-day mark at the end of the next week. Trump said in an early morning tweet. However, Mr Trump has managed to get his pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Grouch, confirmed and has overseen an immigration crackdown as part of an order to tighten regulations on migrants. Read More

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Venezuela says Movistar sent mass messages calling for protests

GM has been the market leading here for more than 35 years. There was no immediate reaction from Washington or Venezuela's government. "In other words, we are twice out of control of our plant", Tahan said. Police backed by armored trucks fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a large march as it reached a vital freeway in Caracas , then edged back slightly as masked protesters pelted them with stones and Molotov cocktails. Read More

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Fresno gunman gave police blow-by-blow of shootings of 3 men

With his three victims dying on the pavement, Muhammad surrendered. A man shot and killed three people on the streets of downtown Fresno on Tu. He climbed down the next day and hid out while performing what he called Voodoo rituals. Francine Williams described her 25-year-old son, Carl Williams, as a kind and giving person who had recently gotten engaged. He shot and killed three people Tuesday and one last week. Read More

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Behind the bluster, North Korea and the U.S. angle for peace

Behind the bluster, North Korea and the U.S. angle for peace

During the talks with Pence, Abe said it is not easy to realize dialogue with North Korea , saying, "There are nearly no leaders in the world who have met with Workers' Party of Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un". Ryan said he was encouraged by the results of efforts to work with China to reduce tensions, but that it was unacceptable North Korea might be able to strike allies with nuclear weapons. Read More

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Canada condemns attack in Paris which left police officer dead, 3 wounded

Canada condemns attack in Paris which left police officer dead, 3 wounded

Islamic State, which has hundreds of French-speaking fighters, claimed responsibility for the Champs Elysees shooting soon afterwards, in a statement identifying the attacker as "Abu Yousif al-Belgiki ( the Belgian )". Belgian security officials had warned French counterparts before the attack that El Osri was a "very unsafe individual en route to France" aboard the Thalys high-speed train. Read More

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Trump Administration Infighting Comes To A Head

Trump Administration Infighting Comes To A Head

Kushner's responsibilities have grown in recent weeks to include leading a new White House office and traveling to Iraq. Meanwhile, Kushner's star has been on the rise. Earlier in Trump's administration, news coverage focused on possible tension between Mr Bannon and Mr Priebus, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Read More

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France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

The move places the Syrian aircraft in close proximity to Russia's Khmeimim Air Base - where the majority of Russian air forces helping ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime are based - in Latakia Governorate, Syria . Uzmucu called the evidence "incontrovertible" and said the investigation was continuing. However, the incident was used as pretext for a U.S. missile strike against the Ash Sha'irat airbase carried out late on April 6 . Read More

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