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World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at 117

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I'm happy she didn't suffer but passed away that way, tranquilly", Bava said. Ms. Morano, who worked in a factory until she was 65 years old, had not left her apartment for 20 years but still received visits from newspapers and people who wanted to know more about her. Read More »

Russian Federation blocks Security Council response to North Korea's failed missile test

USA and South Korean officials have been saying for weeks that the North could soon stage another nuclear test in violation of United Nations sanctions, something both the U.S. And the first wartime use of the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal to destroy a complex of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State militants in Afghanistan reinforced that signal. Read More »

Dortmund bus attack suspect arrested

German prosecutors say the 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attacking the Borussia Dortmund team bus had taken out a five-figure loan to bet on a drop in the clubs' stock by purchasing financial derivatives. It added that another letter claiming the attack for a far-right background received by Berlin-based daily Tagesspiegel on April 13 also raised doubts, and could not be linked to the person behind the attack. Read More »

US fighter pilot with Korea-bound carrier had to eject: Navy

The USS Carl Vinson recently gained global attention for its location, after President Trump recently said that the US was sending an "armada" toward North Korea. Compounding their anger over the Carl Vinson episode, many South Koreans also were upset with President Donald Trump for his assertion in a Wall Street Journal interview last week that the Korean Peninsula "used to be a part of China". Read More »

Christians in Egypt say they're not protected

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Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two Egyptian church bombings that killed 44 people, mainly Coptic Christians, Reuters reports , citing Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the terrorist group. Read More »

North Korea Warns Of 'Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike' Against United States

Pence also reassured Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions on Tuesday, after warning that USA strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the strength of its resolve. "Our government finds it extremely regrettable that the UN Security Council didn't show a united response to North Korea's provocation of launching a ballistic missile - a flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolutions - due to the different views among the UNSC ... Read More »

Man gets 25-year sentence in shooting death of ex-NFL player

A defense attorney for the man sentenced to 25 years for killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith says the sentence at least gives him a chance to be reunited with his family one day. Assistant district attorneys Jason Napoli and Laura Rodrigue conceded that Smith was intoxicated - his blood alcohol content of.235 was almost three times the state's legal limit to drive - and that he certainly was angry when first confronting Hayes after being rear-ended at a calculated 15 miles per ... Read More »

No short-term measures for homebuyers: Morneau

Wynne acknowledged that the government will wait and see what impact the measures will have and wouldn't rule out taking further action, if necessary. The Canadian Press has learned that the Ontario government will place a 15-per-cent tax on non-resident foreign buyers as part of a much-anticipated package of housing measures to be unveiled today. Read More »

Russia Dispute Over Syria Continues

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Beyond Syria, Russia's alleged meddling in the USA presidential election also hovered over what was the first face-to-face encounter between Mr Putin and any Trump administration Cabinet member. After the talks, Tillerson warned "there is a low level of trust between our two countries". US officials have issued a four-page document summarizing evidence debunking Russian claims that Syrian jets struck a chemical weapons depot controlled by rebels. Read More »

A White Supremacist Protest March In Berkeley On Saturday Turned Violent

Civic Park with Trump supporters holding their own "Patriot's Day" rally . April the giraffe has given birth at a NY zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live. Though the pro-Trump demonstrators called themselves "free speech" advocates, witnesses said the group was comprised largely of extreme right-wing neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups. Read More »

Coulter vows to speak at UC Berkeley

University officials sent the Berkeley College Republicans a letter Tuesday, saying that officials and campus police had determined they could not ensure the safety of Coulter, audience members or protesters expected at the event. The latest example comes from the University of California at Berkeley, where conservative voice Ann Coulter was officially banned from appearing despite invitations from two groups that asked her to speak on immigration. Read More »

What next in the aftermath of US strikes on Syria?

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Russian Federation on its failure to prevent Syria's use of chemical weapons in meetings this week in Moscow, he said in interviews aired Sunday (April 9). Mr Putin and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani also called for an investigation into events in Idlib. The U.S. military targeted the Shayrat airbase because it believed that the chemical attack in Idlib Province that led to the death of dozens of civilians was launched from the airfield. Read More »

U.S. gave 2-hour warning before striking Syria — Israeli military officials

This is likely to be a victory for the West, as the United States and other nations have opposed any deeper investigation, claiming Syria's guilt is obvious. Despite rising tensions with Russian Federation, the USA remains committed to preventing further chemical attacks by the Syrian government. The findings were reached by an OPCW Fact-Finding Mission, which was formed on 5th April to examine preliminary assessments about the use of chemical weapons in an attack on the Khan Sheikhoun ... Read More »

Trump tax return release: Darcy cartoon

It claimed President Trump earned more than $150milion that year but paid a small percentage in regular federal income taxes. People march demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns, in NY, U.S., April 15, 2017. But that's not what Americans said at rallies across the country on Saturday. But there was also a protest near Mar-a-Lago, the private club where the president is spending this Easter weekend. Read More »

U.S. may restore North Korea to list of state sponsors of terror

Shi Yinhong, professor of worldwide relations at Renmin University of China, told The Post that if the Trump administration continues its verbal threats and further boosts its naval presence in the area, it could prompt China to "shift from suppressing North Korea to opposing the United States". Read More »

Boris Johnson to make statement on crises in North Korea and Syria

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In the same press conference, spokesman Lu Kang praised recent USA statements on the North Korean issue. The US, meanwhile, has conducted missile defense drills with the South Korean and Japanese navies, sent its newest F-35 stealth fighters to train in South Korea, flown B-1 bombers to South Korea, and just Thursday commenced "Max Thunder", billed as the second-largest military flying exercise between US and South Korean forces. Read More »

Fresno killing spree was racially motivated

In a statement released last week, Fresno police said Muhammad was believed to have shot and killed Carl Williams, an unarmed 25-year-old security guard, outside of a Motel 6 on North Blackstone Avenue on Thursday. A day after police say Muhammad went on a shooting rampage in his city, Dyer says the suspect walked him through each murder - without showing a hint of remorse. Read More »

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

The poll also found that 88% support deporting foreigners convicted of serious crimes, and 81% support terminating social assistance to parents of repeat offenders. Two other candidates were snapping at their heels. "A national tribute will be paid to this policeman who was killed in such a cowardly way", the French leader later told reporters. Read More »

What Ever Happened to Trump Tearing Up the Iran Deal?

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent a letter to Congress on Tuesday confirming that Iran was abiding by its side of the deal - while slamming the country for being a state sponsor of terrorism. North Korea said it may test missiles on a weekly basis, and warned of "all-out war" if the United States takes military action. "Such incendiary rhetoric serves no goal other than to undermine a nuclear deal that is working, and that by Tillerson's own admission Iran is in compliance with", NIAC ... Read More »

Democrats Blow Winning Elections Ossoff Handel 4/19/17

Ossoff's near victory follows a strong performance by Democrat James Thompson in a special congressional election in Kansas last week, in what was considered a Republican stronghold. The DCCC ad hits some of the same themes that Club for Growth and other conservative critics used to slam Handel in the first round of the vote. That is crucial if Democrats are to have a shot at reaching their stated objective: reclaiming control of the House of Representatives in next year's mid-term elections. Read More »

Imran Khan vows protests to press PM to resign during investigation

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The case was started on November 3, 2016 and the court held 35 hearings before concluding the proceedings on February 23, 2017. Pakistan's Supreme Court has given the country's prime minister a reprieve of two months during which further investigations on a corruption case will be conducted. Read More »

Iran's Ahmadinejad disqualified from running for president

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The vetting body was examining the qualifications of more than 1,600 candidates who registered to run for president for days. The list of approved candidates for the Iranian presidential election reportedly does include incumbent President Hassan Rouhani. Read More »

Euro steady below 3-week high, focus on French election

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Trump's tweet comes the day after he offered "condolences from our people to the people of France" during a press conference at the White House. Trump said: "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election". Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with day at the horse races

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She's the world's longest reigning queen or king and the U.K.'s oldest ever monarch. She is also the world's longest-reigning living monarch since the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej previous year. The Duke, with wife Kate, made a surprise visit to the afternoon show of Scott Mills to promote their Heads Together mental health campaign and he was asked by the Radio 1 DJ if he had got the Queen a birthday present. Read More »

UN Security Council Blasts N. Korea Missile Test, Threatens Sanctions

That is a change in tone for Trump, who during the presidential campaign said he was open to talking with North Korea , and would even invite the young leader to the USA for negotiations. 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 USA troops and allies in the region at risk. Read More »

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at all-time low

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His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow earlier on Wednesday. "There hasn't been a single fact, although under the pressure of President Donald Trump's foes the White House has been forced to periodically make statements containing unfounded accusations against us". Read More »

DACA recipient deported as DHS disputes status

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DHS has said that anyone covered by DACA needs to get pre-clearance before leaving the country, and that Montes crossing the border from Mexico showed that he violated that condition, thus voiding his DACA status. Federal authorities deported Montes even though he is DACA-protected until next year. Montes' situation came to light Tuesday when he sued the Trump administration in U.S. Read More »

U.S. complaints over Iran nuclear deal's implementation 'irrelevant': Russia

Secretary of State said adding that JCPOA "only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state". In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Tillerson said a review, which he had announced in a letter to Congress a day earlier, would look at the whole USA policy towards Iran - taking in not only Tehran's compliance with the nuclear deal but also its actions in the Middle East. Read More »

China defends N Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

The term "reckless" is one the North Koreans have used to describe ongoing large-scale US and South Korean military exercises, which the North calls a dress rehearsal for an invasion. It also states that North Korea's "illegal ballistic missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear weapons". Before arriving in Japan, Pence visited South Korea. Read More »