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USS Carl Vinson sailed away from, not to, Korean Peninsula

But pictures posted by the U.S. Navy suggest that's not quite the case - or at least not yet. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its strike group will arrive off the Korean Peninsula at the end of April, multiple U.S. "Tricked badly!" the Global Times exulted on its social media account. Was it all a misunderstanding, or deliberate obfuscation? "They send mixed signals all the time ", he said. Read More »

Kim Jong-un inspects military parade at central square of Pyongyang


In a live broadcast, a newsreader from North Korea's state-run television service called the new military hardware the country's "modernised strategic missiles". The attempted launch Sunday in North Korea came hours before Vice President Mike Pence, briefed about the situation while aboard Air Force Two, was set to arrive in South Korea. Read More »

Agency says deported man had no special status

DHS has continued issuing the permits, though Trump pledged to end the program during the 2016 campaign. "Based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial", Trump said. Read More »

Trump, First Lady Welcome Attendees to 139th White House Easter Egg Roll

Even the Easter Bunny had his hand over his heart, only the "America First" president required a nudge from his better part to remind him of his civic duty. The First Lady will be moving to the White House this summer , and - if this video is anything to go by - her presence will be a huge help to her husband. Read More »

Trudeau Packages Legal Pot As A Means To 'Protect Children'

The legislation would establish a user's minimum age at 18 years, though individual provinces can raise that legal limit. If approved, legislation would establish new rules letting Canadians legally buy, harvest and have limited amounts of government-controlled marijuana in addition to implementing measures meant to discourage individuals from skirting the proposed restrictions. Read More »

Madras HC grants conditional bail to Stayzilla CEO Yogendra Vasupal


Interestingly, the counsellor for Jigsaw had pushed for mediation as a means to settle the issue but Vasupal's counsellors told the court firmly their client was not up for mediation. As per sources close to the development, Stayzilla owed a total amount of about $1.38 Mn (INR 9 Cr ) to Jigsaw. The judge has given Vasupal one week's time to deposit the bail money. Read More »

Baseball superfan's review of SunTrust Park: Meh

United States Navy fighter jets fly over SunTrust Park during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres in Atlanta , Friday, April 14, 2017. "With all the injuries, especially pitchers these days, it seems like there's no reason not to make it a 10-day DL so guys aren't trying to push themselves through stuff", said Cahill, who had been sidelined by a minor strain in his lower back. Read More »

Israeli Official: Barghouti Should Have Been Served a Death Penalty

Shortly after last week's announcement of the hunger strike, Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan asked for the creation of a military hospital to ensure that hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners were not transferred to civilian hospitals, which have so far refused to force feed hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners, Bethlehem-based Ma'an News Agency reported. Read More »

North Korea marks founder's 105th birth anniversary


Pence is travelling to South Korea to hold talks with the country's leadership. China yesterday warned against allowing tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme to spiral out of control, as a USA naval strike force sails towards the Korean peninsula amid speculation that Pyongyang will conduct a sixth nuclear test . Read More »

Trump group's ads bolstering GOP Obamacare repeal drive


But the official cautioned that some GOP House members are still at odds over some of the bill's sticking points. "What I think should happen-and will happen-is the Democrats will start calling me and negotiating". Leaders averted a planned House vote last month on a bill replacing much of Obama's law with a GOP alternative because Republican divisions would have ensured its defeat. Read More »

China prefers peaceful resolution of North Korean crisis

On Sunday, Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that China was working with the U.S. on "the North Korea problem". "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", Han said . "The problem will be taken care of", President Trump insisted. Mr Pence wants Japan to do more to open up its markets to American goods and may seek a two-way deal. Read More »

Venezuelan opposition marches against Maduro; student killed


The opposition sees the government measures as turning Venezuela into a almost full-blown dictatorship. In Washington, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused the Maduro government of "violating its own constitution" and "not allowing the opposition to have their voices heard". Read More »

Oil prices drop as U.S. pumps more


Last November, OPEC members along with non-OPEC countries such as Russian Federation have agreed to reduce their daily output by 1.8 million barrels during the first half of this year in a bid to end the global supply glut. If that is right, May will have the biggest monthly increase since February 2015 and the highest monthly production level since November 2015. While US shale output may come "roaring back" amid higher crude prices, production curbs by Opec and its allies should help ... Read More »

Real Madrid head Champions League market


Leicester players pose before the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2017. It'll be interesting to watch Real Madrid against a pacy, young and energetic Monaco side, while it'll be a joy watching Juventus' Paulo Dybala against Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid . Read More »

Trump May Boot Bannon and Priebus in Major White House Shakeup


Rumors of a shakeup in administration staff have been stirring, with administration officials telling The Wall Street Journal Trump is growing frustrated with the in-fighting between his staff. Kushner and other aides anxious that Bannon's fixation on "deconstructing" government had not served Trump well in the first months of his presidency. Read More »

Delhi Congress ex-chief Lovely quits party, joins BJP


Earlier, Harsh Sharma - a sitting councillor from Kashmere Gate war, party's west Delhi leader Shiv Kumar Sondhi, and other district-level officer bearers joined the BJP on Friday. There are many in the Congress who also believe this and are considering joining the BJP, he said. Amit Malik and I showed the courage. With senior Congress leaders quitting the party just ahead of the MCD election, the party must hope that history doesn't repeat itself this time. Read More »

Iran needs no one's permission to build missiles: Rouhani

Thank you! Your submission has been received! "The preservation of the (nuclear deal) is one of the most important political and economic issues in the Iranian nation", he said on Friday as he registered to run for re-election. Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi gestures after registering his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections at the ministry of the interior in Tehran on April 14, 2017. Read More »

VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

According to Kyodo News, the duo agreed South Korea, Japan, China and the U.S must coordinate efforts to stop and deter the reclusive regime. Speaking aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan Wednesday, Pence reiterated the United States and its allies were prepared to respond to potential North Korean attack with "overwhelming" force. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: I can be next prime minister

This idea has largely failed to materialise so far in the snap general election, though the Scottish Greens have already hinted through their co-convenor Maggie Chapman that the party would not seek to put up a candidate against Secretary of state for Scotland David Mundell, who is Scotland's last remaining Tory MP. Read More »

Korean crisis: Trump 'sends in three aircraft carriers'

Standing at the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas this week, Vice President Pence issued his latest warning to North Korea. Pence is noting in a statement alongside South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn that President Donald Trump recently launched airstrikes in Syria. Read More »

North Korea propaganda video depicts bombing in USA city

The military has not made a decision to intercept a test missile but the United States defense secretary James Mattis has briefed Congress on the option. A number of municipalities are testing community alarm systems and planning evacuation drills as concerns run high around USA military bases. The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked. Read More »

Theresa May asks for mandate to lead as election campaigning begins

Having repeatedly ruled out calling a snap election in the past, Mrs May said she had "reluctantly" taken the decision to go to the country after seeing other parties "playing games" with the process of preparing for Brexit negotiations. May's Conservatives now hold 330 House of Commons seats and Labour 229. That was significant given that the Fabian Society helped to found the party and has always been closely associated with its causes. Read More »

Labour leader says UK election 'establishment vs people'

We haven't threatened to turn Britain into an offshore tax haven on the shores of Europe, undermining the European economy". The hammering came after shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggested "rich people" who earn more than £70,000 should be slapped with higher tax rates. Read More »

Trumplomacy: US raises stakes over Iran nuclear deal


While he tore into the country over its hostility toward Israel and its efforts to upend USA interests in the Middle East, he did not indicate that the Trump administration would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal struck under the Obama administration. Read More »

Russia BLOCKS United Nations from condemning Syrian chemical attack

Donald Trump has said US-Russia relations might be at "an all time low", after the two countries clashed over the future of Syria and Russia vetoed a United Nations resolution condemning the chemical attack there. "We are mindful of the seriousness of that particular interference in our elections and I'm sure that Russian Federation is mindful of it as well". It was the eighth time during Syria's six-year-old civil war that Russian Federation has vetoed a proposed Security Council ... Read More »

Over 1000 Palestinian Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike In Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the New York Times after the newspaper published an op-ed written by Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Prisoners' relatives told the humanitarian group that they had not seen their incarcerated family members for years, as Israeli officials frequently refused visits, citing "security grounds". Read More »

Ossoff and Handel 'getting back to work' for June runoff

An Ossoff win would not tip the balance of power in Washington, where Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress. "And your voices are going to ring out across this state and across this country". Sanders was then asked if Ossoff is a progressive. "The reason is clear: voters are rejecting Trump and his policies". The poster at commented on the discussion : "I love how confident Handel is during the interview and how she quickly points out to the ... Read More »

Is the EPA shutting down its Chicago office?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would reconsider a rule on emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its implementation, marking the Trump administration's latest effort to dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations. Read More »

Soldier killed by anti-Maduro protesters in Venezuela


A woman of 23 was shot dead in western Venezuela on Wednesday, the second person killed during a day of anti-government protests, prosecutors and a non-governmental group said. Water cannons and tear gas canisters were unleashed on opposition marchers. We are willing to negotiate with all the opposition sectors that wish to work to achieve social stability, to build a peaceful environment in which it is possible to diversify and develop our economy in the interest of all Venezuelans, said ... Read More »

President Trump talks about good relationship with China


From the beginning, China felt it had the situation under control. China and the United States agreed that Pyongyang's programmes are a serious problem, but have not seen eye-to-eye on how to respond. military on its doorstep. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hailed this as "the most significant thing", because trade discussions normally go on for years. Read More »

Leading BJP figures to face trial in Babri mosque case


Advani, 89, along with Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, has previously been charged with making inflammatory speeches which incited the activists to demolish the structure. Writing the judgment, Justice Nariman said, "In the present case, crimes that shake the secular fabric of the Constitution have allegedly been committed nearly 25 years ago". Read More »

Abe, Pence united on North Korea stance


Both Moon and Ahn have stated that they intend to restart relations with North Korea, if not with a clean slate, then at least with an aim to reduce tensions. There are those who worry about the upcoming presidential election in the South (Korea); so, we would like to ask a question to the candidates politely: "will you embrace and defend each and every defector who is looking for shelter?" "Now is the time to stop", he said. Read More »

Mother of Facebook killer pleaded with son prior to murder

There was reportedly no finger pointing or blame, just mutual grief over the ordeal. During the meeting, the three women shared their pain, the affiliate reported, each affected differently by a killing that stunned the nation. After the Godwin shooting, Green said she called her son, whom she described as calm. He continued posting videos on the day of the murder and claimed he had killed twelve other people although this has not yet been substantiated, according to the BBC. Read More »