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Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

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President Donald Trump blasted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the settlement plan during their now-notorious phone call shortly after his inauguration in January. "I spoke with him first thing and he wanted me to pass along his very best regards", Mr Pence said. "My presence here today at the president's direction is about a reaffirmation of the strong ties in both our security and our prosperity". Read More »

Palestinian People Mark Palestinian Prisoners' Day

There are now 6,300 Palestinian political prisoners, 500 of them in administrative detention, according to the Palestinian prisoners' rights group, Addameer. More than 1000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails have begun a mass hunger strike against detention conditions. The initial description of him at the end of the op-ed reads, "Marwan Barghouti is a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian". Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out About the Facebook Murder

Pennsylvania State Police look over a auto as they investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead Tuesday, April 18, 2. "He's a man people should model themselves after", she said. Steve really is a nice guy. he is generous with everyone he knows. Cleveland's police chief is telling residents to be careful. Read More »

Federal legislation on legalizing marijuana unveiled

The new law would set the national minimum age to legally buy cannabis at 18 years old, but it will be up to the provinces as to whether they restrict it further. The bill also introduces a number of new penalties and toughens already existing laws regarding alcohol and drug-impaired driving. The government is now making plans to regulate how marijuana can be marketed. Read More »

70000 in India wait HOURS to see of Prime Minister Modi

State BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan says to a news channel earlier, "BJP, after the 2014 elections, has found support base across the country, but not in Odisha". This is what the BJP president Amit Shah said at the party's two-day national executive meeting in Bhubaneswar that concluded on 16 April where the BJP discussed how to carry forward its Sangathan (organisation), Sangharsh (fight for the cause) and Samrachana (cohesiveness). Read More »

French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

Authorities are trying to determine whether "one or more people" might have helped the attacker, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters at the scene of the shooting. Because voters are dissatisfied with the choice of candidates, abstention was expected to reach a record high of close to 30 per cent. Commentators have speculated that a "citizens' reflex" comparable to that which brought millions of protestors onto French streets after the Charlie Hebdo attack in ... Read More »

Donald Trump accused of endorsing Marine Le Pen with Paris tweet

She is now neck-and-neck in polling for the first-round vote with the outsider centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, closely followed by the rightwing François Fillon . Trump hasn't formally endorsed any candidate, but many are comparing Le Pen's far-right, populist message to that of the US president's campaign. Nevertheless, earlier this month she denied the French state was responsible for the roundup of Jews during World War II, drawing condemnation from other presidential candidates ... Read More »

US Will Not Issue Russia Sanctions Waiver to ExxonMobil - Treasury Secretary

Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM .N) has applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from US sanctions on Russia as the oil major looks to resume its joint venture with Rosneft (ROSN.MM), the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.Exxon has been seeking permission from the United States to drill with the Russian state-owned Rosneft in certain banned areas and applied in recent months for a waiver to proceed in the Black Sea, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the matter . Read More »

TBI: Tip led to Amber Alert subjects in rural Calif. cabin

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He said the girl is in a safe location with friends and family and is now resting. It had no electricity or furniture. According to a CNN report , a break in the case came when a vehicle belonging to Cummins was found in Siskiyou County, the county's sheriff's office said Thursday. Read More »

United Kingdom to hold snap general election on June 8

Earlier Wednesday, May defended her decision to call an early election - two years after the most recent and three years before the next on scheduled in 2020. The European Union, meanwhile, said it will stick to a timetable for preparing to launch Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom despite the early general election. Read More »

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spat

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves at his his Indonesian counterpart Jusuf Kalla as he leaves after their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia April 20, 2017. "As a nation with a strong alliance with the United States, Australia is well positioned to provide frank and fearless counsel to the Trump administration", she said. Read More »

Paris: Attacker kills officer before being shot dead

It was unclear whether the attack would tip the balance of the vote in favor of Le Pen, who has vowed to take a tough line on "Islamic terrorism". The Champs-Elysees, Paris' most iconic boulevard, was returning to its normal activities Friday, after a gunman killed one policeman and wounded two others on the world-famous street. Read More »

Russia, US in spat over United Nations condemnation of N. Korea

The Obama administration's basic policy of "strategic patience" held that the US government would not engage in dialogue unless North Korea took concrete actions toward denuclearization. North Korea state media warned on Thursday of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" that would reduce South Korea and the United States to "ashes". Read More »

Chelsea versus Tottenham Hotspur

Conte said: "Ake thinks he deserves to have this chance to play because he is showing me in all this period always a great commitment". The top two teams in the English Premier League will go head-to-head with Spurs just about favourites in most punters' eyes after Chelsea's recent wobble which has allowed Pochettino's men to close the gap at the top of the EPL ladder to four points with six games remaining. Read More »

Legal Pot Will Be Available By Canada Day 2018

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In Canada, the federal government will change criminal law nationally and will license growers and set product standards while leaving it up to the provinces to handle distribution and manage retail sale. The legalization of marijuana in Canada took a major step forward Thursday, and PI analyst Jason Zandberg thinks that is an immediate positive for cannabis stocks. Read More »

Erdogan Says He's Set to Meet Trump in Washington

It goes like this: become prime minister, then switch to president and boost your powers by tinkering with the constitution . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will meet in Washington next month with U.S. Led by US -based Fetullah Gulen, FETO is accused of orchestrating the July 2016 coup plot in Turkey as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary. Read More »

Ovechkin leaves, then returns to Game 5 after hit from Kadri

In just under five minutes the Caps jumped out to a two-goal lead with goals from Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Ovechkin has three goals through the first four games of the first-round series. The Caps bottled up the speed attack that was so apparent two days earlier in a game Tyler Bozak won for Toronto in overtime. But it went beyond just tactics for Babcock. Read More »

Kashmir: Teen shot dead; 54 students wounded in clashes

The college administration made a decision to close the campus till April 18. The Monday's protests were called by Kashmir University Students Union, a banned student body. As soon as the news about violent clashes spread, hundreds of students from Gandhi Memorial College Baba Demb, Bemina Degree College and Amarsingh College Gogji Bagh also took out protest rallies and staged anti-India protests. Read More »

French presidential hopefuls in last days of campaign before first vote

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The first round of balloting will take place next week, and unless one candidate wins a majority-a highly unlikely outcome-the two leading vote-getters will pair off for a final contest on May 7. French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has pledged to represent an "open, confident, winning France" in contrast with his far-right and far-left rivals. Read More »

Justin Williams scores OT game-winner for Capitals

A tied series means that any team can grab the lead and it can be Toronto is they focus. Now, I will cut some slack to the Blue Jackets simply because drawing the defending Stanley Cup champions in the Pittsburgh Penguins - second place in the National Hockey League standings - in the first round is certainly not ideal. Read More »

France PM warns Le Pen against 'exploiting' Paris tragedy

The president also said that Le Pen's candidacy would be boosted after the fatal shooting of police officer in central Paris , which was claimed by Islamic State less than 72 hours ahead of the polls. The attack on Thursday night on the Champs Elysees boulevard added a new source of unpredictability to a closely-contested election that will decide the management of France's 2.2 trillion euro economy, which vies with Britain for the rank of fifth largest in the world. Read More »

Serena Williams Is Pregnant, Plans To Return In 2018

The news broke Wednesday after Williams offered up a side profile shot of herself in a yellow swimsuit with a caption that read "20 weeks" in a Snapchat posting that quickly disappeared. "I hope she's going to come back and play again because I'll miss her to death". The news that Serena Williams won the Australian Open final while eight weeks pregnant has sent the world into a frenzy. Read More »

USA envoy heads to Japan for North Korea crisis talks

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US officials have also said there was an increased level of activity by Chinese bombers, signaling a possible heightened state of readiness. US National Security Adviser H.R. However, Mr Pempel noted that South Korean media has not taken kindly to Donald Trump's aggressiveness on the matter and that the country "want [s] and deserve consultation before any military moves". Read More »

Region's politicians weigh in as general election voted through Westminster

After debating the motion put forward by May in Parliament, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs threw their support behind the early election, well and truly passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan. Speaking after a meeting of Labour's governing National Executive Committee, Mr Corbyn said: "There will be no coalition deal with the SNP and a Labour government". Read More »

Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election

Ryan and other GOP leaders to schedule both votes next week, significantly testing a House Republican caucus with factions that often have different interests and reasons for scuttling major legislation for ideological reasons. Italy has also committed to increase its defence spending to two per cent of gross domestic product, the target Trump wants all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to reach. Read More »

Meet the last killer whale to be born in captivity at SeaWorld

After 18 months of waiting, we are excited to welcome a new member to our family of #killerwhales ! SeaWorld - under pressure since a 2013 documentary laid out the argument that captivity was harmful to orcas both physically and emotionally - announced in late 2015 that it was ending its killer whale shows by 2019. Read More »

Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdog

The director general for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, said Wednesday that analysis of samples from victims of the Khan Sheikhoun attack showed "incontrovertible" results that "sarin or a sarin-like substance" was used in the attack. Read More »

Paris attacker who killed officer left note supporting ISIS

The gunman was shot dead by other officers, and a woman tourist was also wounded in the incident on Thursday night. The policeman killed Thursday was identified as Xavier Jugele by Flag!, a French association of LGBT police officers. Police tape surrounded the quiet, middle-class neighborhood in Chelles early Friday, and anxious neighbors expressed surprise at the searches. The attack echoed across the Atlantic with US President Donald Trump wading into France's presidential election, ... Read More »

Sheila Dikshit a burden on Congress: Arvinder Singh

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Lovely today hit out at Maken after joining BJP, saying that he was "foisted" on Delhi Congress despite losing heavily and even losing his deposit in the 2015 Assembly elections. Official sources said, out of estimated 40 lakh residential and commercial properties in Delhi, only 10-12 lakh property owners pay the tax. Kejriwal said all tenants in Delhi will get the benefit of reduced electricity tariff and free 20,000 litres of water per month. Read More »

Over 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

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First Lady Melania Trump on Monday kicked off the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, thanking their guests for joining them for the holiday tradition. Melania and Barron , who traveled to Washington from NY - where they are living until the 10-year-old finishes the school year - appeared with Trump, accompanied by a human-sized white Easter rabbit, on the Truman Balcony to address the invited guests. Read More »

Panneerselvam toughens stance on merger as noose around Dinakaran tightens — AIADMK crisis

Speaking in Perikulam in Theni district, about 520 km from here, Panneerselvam told the media: "Our stand is that Sasikala and her family members should not be in the party". The Edappadi Palanisamy camp, however, has said that they have no demands and are willing to hold talks with no expectations. Casting aside speculations that Panneerselvam has asked for the chief ministerial post as a precondition for the merger, Munusamy said "Neither had we asked for Chief Minister's post nor we asked ... Read More »

Pence says United States will honor refugee deal with Australia

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Pence told a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney that the deal would be subject to vetting, and that honoring it "doesn't mean that we admire the agreement". The fallout has strained the typically cozy alliance between the US and Australia. Cosgrove said the alliance that began during World War I started an "unbreakable relationship". Read More »