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Tens of thousands of Venezuelans march against Maduro

The Libertador district encompasses part of the capital metro area's central and western zones and is the area where key government buildings are located. "Those responsible for the criminal repression of peaceful democratic activity, for the undermining of democratic institutions and practices, and for gross violations of human rights, will be held individually accountable for their actions by the Venezuelan people and their institutions, as well as by the worldwide community", the U.S. Read More »

Why Is Tom Brady Skipping Patriots White House Visit?


It was a odd moment in a highly unusual day surrounding the NFL's most successful franchise. But Gronkowski was only there to inquire one, simple thing: "Sean, need some help?" The president has a close friendship both team owner Robert Kraft and Belichick, referencing a letter of encouragement the coach wrote him before a crucial primary contest a year ago. Read More »

German Top Diplomat Gabriel Urges Pro-EU Reforms on Kosovo Trip


Gabriel, who was in Serbia a day earlier, advised Kosovo and Serbia to continue dialogue and "first of all to avoid provocations; second, to accept the reality; third, to care about how to make life easier for the people and that this has to be the focus of the negotiations". Read More »

CIA, FBI launch manhunt for insider who leaked top-secret docs to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks published a trove of secret documents in March detailing programs that US intelligence agencies had developed to hack into smartphones, television sets, and computers to use their resources to monitor users. 'It's time to call out Wikileaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia, ' Pompeo charged as he spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday. Read More »

Delhi Police team reaches Chennai, serves notice to Dinakaran

Tamil Nadu's former chief minister O Panneerselvam said on Wednesday that talks of the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK will begin now. A few hours later, his tone changed as he declared he had no problem in the decision to merge as long as it benefitted the party and the government in the long term. Read More »

British Parliament backs snap poll

The opposition Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats welcomed May's surprise call on April 18 for the early poll, while the Scottish National Party (SNP) signaled that its deputies would abstain in the vote. Theresa May clashed with MPs during a debate in parliament ahead of the vote in favour of an early election . "That's what I have always believed in, it's what I still believe and I still do it - as Prime Minister, as a constituency MP, I still go out and knock on doors in my ... Read More »

Fox News addresses O'Reilly exit on air


People upset about O'Reilly's forced departure may quit their cable subscriptions, and Fox News would lose out on those fees, DiClemente said. "The O'Reilly Factor" is the most watched program on Fox News and is coming off the highest-rated first quarter in its history, averaging 4 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Read More »

Beiser raises awareness about child abuse prevention


Some 35 percent of child abuse cases involve children younger than 12. In the state of MI, more than 30,000 children are abused and neglected annually. Henderson County businesses and school districts will be showing their solidarity in supporting these children who have been abused by wearing the blue T-shirts on Friday, April 21 or April 28. Read More »

From Carrier Flight Deck, Pence Warns N. Korea: 'The Sword Stands Ready'


The new administration has expressed a desire to peacefully resolve this issue, but the US will not back down from a fight if the North takes on a more aggressive approach. He expressed his intention of advancing security cooperation between Japan and South Korea, including the sharing of information based on the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA). Read More »

WH: Trump's call to Turkish president wasn't endorsement of referendum


Unlike U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union would not congratulate Erdogan on his triumph, a Western official with knowledge of EU policy told Reuters . The president was expected to become leader of the ruling Islamist party nearly immediately. His comments came as the YSK met to evaluate appeals to annul the referendum and after the bar association and an worldwide monitor said the board had acted illegally by allowing unstamped ballot papers to be counted, and may have swung ... Read More »

What happens next in the high-stakes Georgia runoff

But for a first high-profile test of polling since the 2016 election, when surveys underestimated Donald Trump's support, Georgia 6 is not consistent with the idea that polling is broken, or that polls are systematically missing Republican support. Read More »

United Kingdom heads for surprise general election


Lawmakers voted Wednesday by a resounding 522 to 13 to back May's call for an election, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority in the 650-seat House of Commons needed to trigger an early vote. The First Minister said the SNP was fighting to win the election in Scotland, but did not need to secure a majority of the vote to keep up the pressure for a second independence referendum. Read More »

Syria war: United States 'disappointed' at Russia's Syria stance


Black doesn't think Assad is behind the chemical attack on civilians. The Syrian opposition has always been critical of USA policy towards the Syrian conflict, saying former President Barack Obama's administration had failed to give enough support to rebels fighting the better-armed Syrian army and its allies. Read More »

United States now wants regime change in Syria, says UN envoy


Meanwhile, a joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran, and militias supporting Assad said the US strike crossed "red lines". Haley on Friday told a special session of the UN Security Council that the USA was "prepared to do more" in Syria and that it was Washington's "vital national interest" to stop the use and spread of chemical weapons. Read More »

Thousands of Britons to be hit by Australian visa clampdown


One Nation leader senator Pauline Hanson has claimed credit for the changes, recirculating campaign material which emphasises "jobs for Australians first" and "Australian values" - a phrase used by the Prime Minister in his announcement. "However, it should be recognised that the 457 Visa programme has worked as intended. It's lost its credibility", Turnbull said at a press conference in Canberra. Read More »

North Korea video portrays U.S. destroyed in missile barrage

United States defence officials told CNN News that the tests have been in the pipeline as part of the military's overall ballistic missile defence programme in the wake of North Korean or Iranian threats. Most experts believe the regime is still at least several years from that goal, but the North does have conventional weapons with a proven range to put US troops and allies in the region at risk. Read More »

Pence visits USS Ronald Reagan carrier in Japan


Yokosuka naval base south of Tokyo. "My hope is that they'll continue to get the message not just from the United States, here in Japan, and in South Korea, but on an increasing basis from China and countries all over the world committing to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", he said. Read More »

S Korea ousted leader Park charged in corruption probe

The retail giant Lotte, with interests ranging from hotels and retail to food and chemicals, becomes the second conglomerate mired in the political scandal after Jay Y. Park and Choi allegedly conspired with one of Park's top presidential adviser to pressure 18 business groups, including Samsung, to donate 77.4 billion won ($69 million) for the launch of two non-profit foundations controlled by Choi. Read More »

Russian Federation blocks United Nations condemnation of N.Korea missile test

Guterres said that countries in the region - China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Russian Federation - should spare no efforts to curb the North's threats. It is not a signatory to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the global ban on nuclear explosive testing. Diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity appeared surprised that Russian Federation would block condemnation that China, Pyongyang's ally, had been willing to support. Read More »

On Tax Day, Trump Is Trying To Shift The Focus

And Saturday's nationwide protests on Saturday, April 15 - typically tax day, although not this year - spurred Trump's presidential motorcade to avoid protesters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump's latest remarks imply that he has no intention to issue his tax returns, some US media reports commented. "There is no law of any kind that prevents the president from releasing all of his tax returns as, for example, Bill and Hillary Clinton have since the 1970s", Johnston told ABC News ... Read More »

International Monetary Fund revises up 2017 global economic forecast


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it expects the Irish economy to grow by 3.5 per cent in 2017 and 3.2 per cent next year. There are still risks, however, against the world economy, such as low productivity growth, high income inequality, inward-looking policies in advanced economies, and the U.S.'s Federal Reserve raising rates faster than expected. Read More »

Scandal-struck Haiti UN peacekeeping mission to end

The AP investigation has uncovered a systemic pattern of abuse and lack of accountability that goes back a decade, leaving hundreds of victims in its wake, with very little jail time for perpetrators. Some Haitians, including lawyer Mario Joseph, wonder whether the United Nations has done more harm than good in a country that has endured tragedy after tragedy since it became the first black republic in 1804. Read More »

Arsène Wenger defiant despite Arsenal's 'damaging' defeat at Crystal Palace


I think they are extremely disappointed and I can understand that because we all are", he said . It's very worrying and disappointing the way we lost the game. "For me it's fantastic", said the Serb after Monday's 3-0 win over Arsenal. Walcott admitted that Palace simply wanted it more than the Gunners , who fell to their fourth straight away league loss for the first time under Arsene Wenger and further away from a top four finish. Read More »

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Tehran. The nuclear deal "fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran ", Tillerson said. Then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said the administration was putting Iran "on notice", but it was unclear what steps it would to take, although the imposition of sanctions ... Read More »

Election will 'strengthen our hand in negotiation,' Theresa May says this morning

Britain's next election had been scheduled for May 2020, but a two-thirds majority in parliament could overrule that in Wednesday's vote, which British media reported could come at around 1300 GMT after an hour and a half of debate. Today Parliament has no real choice but to support her plan for an election even though Labour MPs can be nearly certain that, under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, a Tory landslide looks pretty certain. Read More »

VP Pence thanks corporate Japan for boosting US growth


Speaking inside the ship's ceremonial room, the vice president spoke to CNN after addressing about 2,500 troops on the ship's deck - something he said he's never done before. Last week, President Trump said he was sending an "armada" to the Korean Peninsula as a show of force. Pence acknowledged that if North Korea doesn't abandon its programs on its own, and the United States is unwilling to negotiate with the regime, military action against the regime may be necessary. Read More »

North Korea Founder's Birthday Celebration


The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the results of the policy review and requested anonymity. The situation on the Korean Peninsula appears to be gradually turning into a game of chicken. The officials are hopeful China and Russian Federation would agree to tighter United Nations sanctions on North Korea if it conducts another nuclear test. Read More »

Facebook Live killer Steve Stephens shoots himself after short chase


The elderly man was walking home from an Easter meal with family when Stephens approached him and shot him at close range. Stephens, 37, was on the run after randomly shooting and killing the OH grandfather and father of 10 in broad daylight and broadcasting the whole incident on Facebook Live. Read More »

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

It cited precedents in which it had accepted unstamped ballots as valid due to the incompetence or lack of training of local ballot box officers who had failed to stamp them in time for elections. Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe said Sunday's referendum had been an uneven contest. Read More »

USA carrier group was not steaming straight to North Korea

The April 15th snapshot showed Carl Vinson, which is accompanied by two guided-missile destroyers, between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, and not in the Sea of Japan, as indicated by the White House. President Donald Trump also touted the dispatch, saying the USA is sending an "armada" to waters off Korea. 'A carrier group is several things. Read More »

Congressional reactions to Syria strike split

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: Assad is telling Trump "FU" Graham: "I've never been more encouraged by the Trump administration" Sunday shows preview: White House officials talk Syria strike MORE (R-S.C.) said Sunday that Syrian President Bashar Assad was telling President Trump "FU" by resuming operations at an air base targeted by the US military. Read More »

Patriots player crashes White House press briefing


Devin McCourty, Alan Branch, Chris Long, Martellus Bennett and LeGarrette Blount all have been outspoken about the fact that they did not feel as though it was appropriate for them to take part in the festivities because of the man occupying the nation's highest office. Read More »