World

Paris attack: Gunman was known for radical Islamist activities

Paris attack: Gunman was known for radical Islamist activities

Archive reports by French newspaper Le Parisien say Cheurfi was convicted of attacking a police officer in 2001. Investigators believe at this stage that the gunman, 39-year-old Frenchman Karim Cheurfi, was alone in killing a police officer and wounding two others and a German tourist on Thursday night, less than 72 hours before the polls open, a French official who discussed details of the investigation with the AP said on condition of anonymity. Read More

Continue Reading »

The Kushner-Bannon feud is about ideology - and Steve Bannon is losing

The Kushner-Bannon feud is about ideology - and Steve Bannon is losing

Annoyed that palace intrigue stories dominated the headlines in the last week, US President Donald Trump ordered two of his top advisers, Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon , to work out their differences. The rumors come in light of Steve Bannon's removal from the National Security Council on the president's orders earlier this week. He was stripped of a post on the National Security Council this week, even as Kushner waded further into his father-in-law's foreign policy affairs with a ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Facebook killer's mother says he 'snapped'

Facebook killer's mother says he 'snapped'

This undated photo provided by the Cleveland Police shows Steve Stephens . After officers pursued Stephens about two miles from the McDonalds, a trooper used a "precision immobilization technique" maneuver in which they rammed the vehicle, causing it to spin out of control near an abandoned school in Erie, Teper said. Read More

Continue Reading »

German EU lawmaker hopes for compromise with UK

Philip Dunne, Owen Paterson, Daniel Kawczynski, Lucy Allan, Mark Pritchard, and Glyn Davies, all voted with the government to abandon the fixed-term parliament for 2015-20, and instead hold a general election on June 8. May's Conservatives now hold 330 House of Commons seats and Labour 229. "Opinion polls have been saying that the conservatives have a huge lead over the Labour party, therefore you can view the prime minister's decision to go for a general election as a piece of cheap ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Why did United States really attack Syria?

Tillerson again said the USA has "conclusive" evidence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime planned and carried out a chemical attack on its civilians last week. Russia's United Nations ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the council before the vote that during talks earlier on Wednesday in Moscow , Russia asked for an independent worldwide investigation to examine the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed almost 90 people. Read More

Continue Reading »

Trump predicts Paris attack will have 'big effect' on French election

Trump predicts Paris attack will have 'big effect' on French election

The prime minister said the government has reviewed its already extensive election security measures and says it is "fully mobilized" for Sunday's vote. Both Fillon and National Front leader Marine Le Pen have cancelled scheduled events tomorrow following the attack . On Friday, French authorities said a suspect sought by Belgium police, who was suspected of having planned to travel to France on Thursday, had handed himself in at a police station in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Read More

Continue Reading »

Paris shooter a French national

Security in Paris has been stepped up in recent days, but the presence of 50,000 police officers on the streets was not enough to prevent the latest assault, which was being investigated by anti-terror officials. Cheurfi's identity was confirmed from his fingerprints. Inserting himself into the debate, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the attack "will have a big effect" on the election and that "the people of France will not take much more of this". Read More

Continue Reading »

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

Mattis met with Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Tel Aviv after holding meetings this week with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Egypt . As for Syria, Mattis thanked Liberman for being among the first to praise the recent, punitive action against Assad for use of chemical weapons and warned that Assad "would be ill-advised to try to use any again". Read More

Continue Reading »

Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Mr Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea, where he assured leaders of an "iron-clad" alliance. No specifics were released, but last week Trump suddenly reversed his campaign rhetoric about China being a currency manipulator. Council members emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in northeast Asia and working "to reduce tensions in the Korean peninsula and beyond". Read More

Continue Reading »

UK aims for first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution

UK aims for first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution

If Britain goes coal-less Friday, it will be the first time since the world's first centralized public coal-fired generator opened at London's Holborn Viaduct in 1882. "We then had the dash for gas in the 1990s, with nuclear roughly contributing around 25%, and coal dropped below 50%". Ferris said Britain had become less reliant on coal thanks to the growth of renewables, declining electricity demand, carbon pricing increases and the ease of importing electricity from Europe. Read More

Continue Reading »

Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

Tensions have risen sharply in recent months after North Korea conducted two nuclear weapons tests past year and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests. Little hope is held for reviving the motion against North Korea - one diplomat said it was unlikely the Security Council would be able to resolve differences on the statement. Read More

Continue Reading »

UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a debate over the planned deployment in South Korea of a US-supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system, which has angered China. When asked about its involvement, Russian Federation said the truck company had established a joint venture with North Korea's Pusen company from November 2006 to December 2010, during which 156 truck kits were delivered to the country. Read More

Continue Reading »

Divided Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Divided Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Bush's Justice Department and is the son of the first woman to head the Environmental Protection Agency. "Taking their lead from the Bully-in-Chief Donald Trump , Mitch McConnell twisted and turned the rules of the Senate to ram this extremist nominee through - slashing and burning safeguards for moderation, such as the rule calling for a 60 votes threshold needed to confirm an Associate Supreme Court Justice", Russell Roybal, the deputy executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Bill O'Reilly accuser appears on 'The View' to address harassment allegations

O'Reilly's recently-amended contract said for him to receive a maximum of one-year's salary if he were terminated before the contract expired, the person close to the matter said. In a statement following his ouster, O'Reilly said he was proud of his last 20-plus years at the cable network and again denied the accusations. In a statement released later Wednesday evening, Mr. Read More

Continue Reading »

California gunman to appear in court on murder count

California gunman to appear in court on murder count

Police had been looking for Muhammad in the Williams killing, and Muhammad said seeing his own name and picture in a press release Tuesday morning helped spur the rampage. In the next three minutes, police say Muhammad killed two more people and shot at several others, shooting 16 rounds of bullets on a stream of people who happened to be in the wrong place. Read More

Continue Reading »

General election: All Welsh MPs to defend their seats

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would be fighting the election "to win", saying the PM had called it "for selfish, narrow, party political interests". But Corbyn said the debate should not be about Brexit but about the battle between "the Conservatives , the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour party, the party that is standing up for working people". Read More

Continue Reading »

Islamic State claims Paris shooting

Islamic State claims Paris shooting

French police are also hunting for a man who has been identified by Belgian security services, an interior ministry spokesman says. French President François Hollande convened a meeting of the country's defense council Friday. El Osri's connection with either Cheurfi or the man named in the jihadi group's statement remained unclear Friday. "I don't know anyone here who could just lose it and do this kind of thing". Read More

Continue Reading »

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

Also complicating matters: The unpredictability of President Donald Trump , who earlier this month tweeted that the USA welcomed China's help in resolving the crisis, then added, "If not, we will solve the problem without them!" US President Donald Trump has been pressing China to rein in North Korea , suggesting that doing so could ease US-China relations over trade and other issues. Read More

Continue Reading »

Suspected terrorist strikes Paris days before French presidential election

Suspected terrorist strikes Paris days before French presidential election

The identity of a man responsible for a shooting in central Paris remains unclear and there is no indication he was Belgian, Belgium's federal prosecutors said on Friday. "We shall be of the utmost vigilance, especially in relation to the election ", he said. President Francois Hollande said he was convinced the circumstances of the attack in a country pointed to a terrorist act. Read More

Continue Reading »

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

And so far, Western diplomats say they see no sign of his administration preparing to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran. Iran is failing to fulfill the "spirit" of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the USA out of the landmark agreement. Read More

Continue Reading »

Policeman killed in Paris 'terrorist' attack

Policeman killed in Paris 'terrorist' attack

The shooter opened fire with an automatic weapon on a police van on the world-famous boulevard at around 1900 GMT, prompting tourists and visitors to run for their lives. She canceled a minor campaign stop, but scheduled another. He said: "She seems to be deliberately forgetting everything that has been done over five years to make people forget that she opposed everything, without ever proposing anything serious or credible". Read More

Continue Reading »

Young man is 9th fatality in Venezuela protests this month

Fifty-four children were evacuated from a hospital in the neighborhood. "I denounce before the global community that armed gangs hired by the opposition attacked a maternity hospital with 54 children", Rodriguez tweeted . GM said Thursday that its only factory in Venezuela was confiscated a day earlier, as anti-government protesters clashed with authorities in a country that is roiled by economic troubles. Read More

Continue Reading »

Army called in after Egypt church bombings

Army called in after Egypt church bombings

The Cabinet's approval came after President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in a brief television appearance Sunday announced the state of emergency for three months. There has been heightened security in Egypt, freelance reporter Jacob Wirtschafter told RT, but "the problem is we've got 10 million Christians and hundreds of churches, there's no way to secure them all from a would-be suicide bomber". Read More

Continue Reading »

Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide

Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide

It isn't just once a year that we celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Good Friday comes after Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. On this day, decorated eggs - known as Easter eggs are gifted to friends and family members. Easter baskets are nice with all the chocolate candy or special toys and the fun of hearing kids talk about where they found their baskets always brings a smile to my face. Read More

Continue Reading »