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U.S. top envoy accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

The Trump administration's inter-agency review of policy towards Iran will examine whether the lifting of sanctions against Tehran is in the USA national security interests. "It is another example of buying off a power who has nuclear ambitions". STEEL Trump moves against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the US market, starting a federal investigation to determine whether foreign-made steel threatens USA steelmakers and national security. Read More »

Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

President Trump tweeted Friday: "Another terrorist attack in Paris ". A second suspect has turned himself in to the Belgian police, AFP reports. He fled on foot before the driver of the other auto and the passenger - a trainee police officer - caught up with him. Read More »

GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

The opposition's mobilization comes amid weeks of protests as Maduro faces increasing scrutiny overseas and within his own government after the country's top court last month tried to grab power from the opposition-controlled congress. Although she doesn't expect change overnight, she said protesting is the only option the opposition has against an entrenched, increasingly repressive government. Read More »

Vettel loving life with revived Ferrari


Hamilton, who slowed in order to let Bottas' stop finish, then received a five second penalty for impeding Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in the pits. Mercedes have never had a designated number one driver, and team boss Tito Wolff said the desire was to give both equal opportunity at the start of the race. Read More »

MPs back May's poll call

Jeremy Corbyn is resisting Mrs May's efforts to make Britain's exit from the European Union the defining issue of the election, insisting the poll instead gives voters a chance to pass judgment on the Conservatives' record on austerity and public spending cuts. Read More »

Russian army denies building up forces near North Korea - Ifax


Other reports indicated that there have been military movements by road as well. "We had 22 drills of different types", Gordeyev said. 'Many relate this to the situation in the Korean peninsula. As we reported recently, tensions between communist North Korea and the United States and its allies in the region have escalated since North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on March 7 that the nation's launch of four missiles the previous day was part of a practice ... Read More »

Hospital: Seattle officer now serious but stable


One of the officers was fighting with a suspect on the ground when a female suspect hit the officer over the head with a bottle. Two Seattle police officers have been shot in Seattle while responding to a robbery. One of the officers was in critical condition, Harborview Medical Center said. The police said that the cause of the suspect's death could be from the gunshot wounds he suffered during the shoot-out, but the exact cause will be determined by the King County Medical Examiner. Read More »

New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement

Besides New York , those targeted were the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, and Cook County, Ill. "We have a disagreement with the mayor over sanctuary city policies". In a terse statement released earlier Friday, the NYPD chief criticized the Trump administration's "willful disregard for the facts ", saying that NY "is experiencing a steady decline in overall crime that includes major reductions in ... Read More »

Zarif Slams US for 'Adversely' Affecting Iran's Normal Trade

The US President said his administration was analysing the agreement signed under former president Barack Obama "very, very carefully" and would take a decision on it soon. And Iranians living legally in Britain are still being punished by the country's banks, which do business with the United States. For instance, Treasury may designate companies affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps for supporting terror or proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Read More »

UK lawmakers back Theresa May's call for June 8 election

Unofficial electioneering kicked off in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons, as May traded barbs with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. British lawmakers have, as expected, voted in favour of the snap election proposed yesterday by Prime Minister Theresa May, setting the date for June 8. Read More »

Dinakaran dropped from AIADMK after alleged bribery case

Munusamy also asked the ruling AIADMK faction to withdraw the affidavit filed with the Election Commission naming Sasikala as General Secretary and Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary. "Let's all work together to retrieve the Two-Leaf symbol", it said. Earlier in the day, speaking to a news channel in New Delhi LOk Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Read More »

Viral sensation Giraffe Mom meets April the giraffe


Her video was viewed more than 2.5 million times. April the giraffe finally gave birth to her calf. "It is in my daily routine to watch April and Oliver and now baby g". The park is now holding a fundraiser to determine the calf's name . But park owner Jordan Patch seemed to make it clear this wasn't completely goodbye. Read More »

French first round presidential election on Sunday has no clear victor

Far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a meeting in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. With as many as one-third of voters still on the fence, the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday could yield any number of outcomes. Read More »

Bihar lawyers burn copies of law panel recommendations


Protesting lawyers of the Chandigarh District Bar Association blocked the roads for almost 20 minutes. It alleges that the proposal was drafted "without proper publicity" and in an "undemocratic manner". Lawyers are opposed to this demand too. A senior official of the Law Commission said, "When medical councils, press councils and other institutions have members from different fields, why can not bar councils have non-lawyers as members. Read More »

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Delivers 'Most Important' Message Yet


A disturbing trend has gripped our nation in the 21st century, a time when people need science and a rigorous method for testing truth more than ever: "People have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not", he said. One clip shows Vice President Mike Pence, then a congressman, saying, "Let us demand that educators around America teach evolution not as fact, but as theory". Read More »

Vigil for Fresno man killed in shooting rampage

After last week's killing, Muhammad says he hid on a 7-Eleven roof, preparing for his next attack. He was expected to make an initial court appearance as early as Friday morning. The final two victims were 37-year old Mark Gasset who was standing in front of a home on Fulton Street. Gassett would always wear a Green Bay Packers hat, she said. Read More »

Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

The president has also directed a review of decades-old government " buy American" policies to insure federal agencies and federal contracts make maximum use of American goods and materials. The order accords with Trump's campaign promise to review visa programs so as to prioritize American workers. Trump made it clear that he doesn't agree with fact that H-1Bs are now doled out under a lottery system. Read More »

Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 per cent'

US Vice-President Mike Pence, on a trip to Asia, has repeatedly warned that the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over and on Wednesday said the US would meet any attack with an "overwhelming response". response should not be tested. That was followed by more threats to launch missiles and maybe even a nuclear one against the United States. Asked about his next move after Pyongyang's failed missile launch on Sunday, the USA president said: "You'll see". Read More »

North Korean missile explodes on launch, United States and S. Korea say


China, which Trump has urged to do more to rein in North Korea, has spoken out against its weapons tests and has supported United Nations sanctions. "No nation in the world develops missiles and shows the real thing during a parade, it's just too unsafe", Markus Schiller, a weapons expert with ST Analytics, told CNN that parades always involve "mock-ups". Read More »

North Korean state media warns of 'super-mighty pre-emptive strike'

Despite speculation that the United States might launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea if it conducted another nuclear test, the chance it could happen appears slim, former USA officials say. In an interview in Wisconsin, the United States president complained that his predecessors should have dealt with North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear arsenal, but said he was in the position now where he was "going to have to do something about it". Read More »

Venezuela officials: 12 dead in overnight violence


Clashes also broke out in the flashpoint western city of San Cristobal, Maracaibo in the north-west and Valencia in central Venezuela. Street protests demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro resulted in at least three persons shot dead. Read More »

Deadly unrest in Venezuela as Trump donation revealed


Maduro, 54, has been defiant, taking a confrontational tone with members of the opposition and protesters, whom he calls "vandals and terrorists". Still, thousands rallied in support of Maduro in Caracas, with estimates of the total number of people protesting in the nation's capital topping out at as much as 1.2 million over a 12 mile stretch. Read More »

Macron set for round one victory over Le Pen


Each presidential hopeful has therefore sought to distinguish himself during the final hours of campaigning. Provided Macron and Le Pen do make it to the second round, the former economy minister was projected to win with 65 percent against 35 percent for Le Pen, the survey for BFM TV and L'Express magazine showed. Read More »

Paris attack will influence France's election


In a joint press conference at the White House, Gentiloni stated that "we need a stable and unified Libya" and "the USA role in this is critical". "The way to do that is to make arguments in a respectful fashion, based on facts, and work constructively and collaboratively with our neighbours". Read More »

OMB preps for shutdown, WH says it's unlikely


Faking it until you make it doesn't work on this crowd. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: You know, there's a long-standing tradition of American presidents staying out of other country's elections. The Affordable Care Act changed the way most people in this country think about health care. GREENE: Only 9 percent. The leaders of the House Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group, an organization of Republican moderates, have been meeting regularly about a compromise plan that, according to ... Read More »

China puts bombers on 'high alert' as tensions with North Korea escalate


The official said the U.S. has also seen an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft being brought up to full readiness through intensified maintenance. "We generally do not comment on the details of what is said between the President and other leaders". Washington has not ruled out a military strike to disable the North Korean programme, but USA officials are for now focused on working with China to bring diplomatic pressure to bear. Read More »

Theresa May accused at PMQs of running scared from TV debates

In contrast, nearly all the MPs in May's Conservatives party (325 out of 330) voted for the early election. 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. Read More »

Facebook Murder Suspect Fatally Shoots Self In Erie County


State troopers responded to a sighting Stephen's Ford Fusion in the parking lot of a McDonalds' in Erie at 11 a.m. When Steve Stephens, who is accused of killing a man then posting the video to Facebook, stopped for some nuggets, astute employees contacted police and attempted to delay his departure. Read More »

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

USA vice-president Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent U.S. strikes in Syria, one of Pyongyang's few close allies, and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested. Trump has escalated his rhetoric against North Korea since meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Beijing says the system threatens its own security by allowing the monitor flights and other activity in northeastern China. Read More »

US Supreme Court to allow Arkansas execution


Davis, a spokesman for Hutchinson. "Justice was carried out". Supreme Court made a decision to allow Arkansas to proceed late Thursday. Procuring and stockpiling lethal drugs has been challenging for many states that still have the death penalty. Read More »