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Ann Coulter Still Plans to Speak at UC Berkeley Despite Safety Concerns

News organizations obtained a copy of the letter Wednesday. 'Given current active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully'. In her tweets, Coulter linked to a Hollywood Reporter article laying out the backstory to the school's pitiful machinations. In return, she asked the chancellor to help ensure appropriate police response to "law-breaking by rioters attempting to shut down conservative speakers", according to the statement . Read More »

UK Labor Leader Comes Out Fighting ahead of Election

Corbyn's left-wing stance has boosted Labour's membership but is unpopular with many of his MPs, who believe he can never secure the broad support needed to win power. Corbyn said: "At the very, very top end we won't be cutting corporation tax, which is what the Tory government have been doing and we won't be giving back £70bn to the biggest businesses, corporations and the very wealthy". Read More »

Pence, Turnbull urge China to pressure N. Korea

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During a meeting at a Jakarta hotel Friday where the deals were announced, Pence told business leaders that he and President Joko Widodo had "very candidly and very respectfully" discussed how to improve market access for USA firms in Indonesia when they held talks. Read More »

In his own words: Text of Trump's latest complaints about Canadian trade

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Trade groups for United States dairy farmers have complained that a policy rolled out in Canada recently violates the trade agreement by creating incentives for Canadian processors to use local supplies. Trump's gripes about Canada came at the end of his remarks about steel. "We'd have some considerable challenges; we'd likely be out of business", said Ventnor-area dairy farmer Paul Henderson. Read More »

AAP promises clean Delhi, corruption-free civic body

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined Aam Aadmi Party's request to use second-generation EVMs with paper trail in the April 23 civic polls in the national capital. The right of citizens for time-bound delivery of services will be boosted by issuing a charter of 13 civic services, within three days of assuming office in the corporations after the polls, he said. Read More »

India commits $500 m credit for Bangladesh military

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The tone for making Sheikh Hasina's four-day visit successful was set by Modi in the afternoon during the talks between the leaders. We made a decision to take our bilateral relations to a new high. After receiving Sheikh Hasina, PM Modi also interacted with the Bangladesh delegation. "Our agreement to open new border haats will empower border communities through trade and contribute to their livelihoods", he stated. Read More »

South Korean opposition adviser says renegotiated US FTA won't hurt trade

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In South Korea and Japan, Pence played down protectionist declarations of "America first" and reaffirmed United States treaty commitments to the security of the two countries as tensions rise over Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Japan and the US have outlined a path forward for economic talks between the countries. Pence said Trump sees the talks as a way to improve business ties with Japan and is hoping for quick results. Read More »

Venezuela opposition plans silent procession, road sit-ins

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Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is criticizing the turmoil in Venezuela , where three weeks of anti-government protests have produced at least 20 deaths and dozens of arrests. On Saturday, the opposition is planning a silent march to acknowledge those who have died during the demonstrations. "The opposition's response to regional elections, which the National Electoral Council will probably call in the coming days, will be key to maintaining momentum in the streets". Read More »

Number of IS fighters killed by US bomb jumps to 90

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John Nicholson, the top commander of US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan, said. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the United States in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province. A senior American officer said the bomb was the right weapon for the job while an Afghan officer said that before the strike, joint forces had been unable to penetrate the region. Read More »

EU in focus as French presidential candidates face off

Police shot and killed the gunman after he opened fire on a police van on Paris' most famous boulevard on Thursday night. The man was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and was shot dead as he tried to flee. "If either Le Pen or Melenchon were to become the next president, there could be a big reaction in the markets", analysts at Capital Economics said in a note to investors. Read More »

Paris: A policeman killed, two injured in ISIS attack

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Known to French security services, Cheurfi had served almost 15 years in prison after being convicted of three attempted murders, two against police officers, and was released on parole in 2015. French police are in the process of searching Cheurfi's home and have detained three family members for questioning, which has become routine in such investigations. Read More »

Le Pen Wants All Terrorist Suspects Expelled From France

If elected president, Le Pen has promised several reforms in her first two months in office including deporting foreigners who are being monitored by intelligence services, denying free health care to illegal immigrants and revoking French nationality to those convicted of having ties to jihadism. Read More »

What did the 'mother of all bombs' achieve?

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The general confirmed the strike was carried out in coordination with Afghan officials and said rigorous surveillance had been conducted to prevent any civilian deaths. Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai condemned the use of the weapon on Afghan soil. "The Taliban continues to wage a formidable and ferocious insurgency". Read More »

Jason Chaffetz Won't Seek Re-Election, Utah Governor Run Rumors Persist

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In a statement on Facebook , Chaffetz noted that he has long advocated that public service should be for a limited time. "After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time", Chaffetz wrote. Chaffetz said he continues to have the confidence of House leadership to remain chair of the committee through next year. Last month, Chaffetz put his foot in his mouth when he suggested on television that Americans must choose between "getting that new iPhone that they love" and paying for ... Read More »

The 53 constituencies most likely to change hands in the general election

During First Minister's Questions at Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon said Labour now had so little support across the United Kingdom that such a deal would not be possible as it would not have enough seats. He said: "Don't be angry at the privatisers profiting from our public services, they whisper, be angry instead at the migrant worker just trying to make a better life". Read More »

North Korea's show of force

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The country's vice-foreign minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC that any military action by America would trigger an "all out war". Prof John Delury, of Yonsei University, in Seoul, says: "The smart play for Mr Trump would be to return to those five wise words he said about Mr Kim on the campaign trail, 'I would speak to him'". Read More »

Trump calls Canada's dairy trade policies a 'disgrace'

Lawmakers from dairy producing states like Wisconsin and NY, as well as American dairy organisations, have been lobbying the president for months to take on the Canadian dairy industry for practices they say are in violation of trade commitments. Read More »

Air China temporarily suspends flights to Pyongyang

China, the North's sole major ally, and Russian Federation have both urged restraint, with Beijing's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warning Friday that "conflict could break out at any moment". An aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force. He said that the North is also likely developing solid-fuel ICBMs, and that some of the rockets paraded inside canisters on Saturday might be prototypes. Read More »

United States aircraft carrier to reach waters near North Korea next week

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However, it turns out the carrier is in fact on its way to the Indian Ocean, some 56-hundred kilometers away from the peninsula, to participate in a naval exercise with Australia. A spokesperson for U.S. Pacific Command linked the move directly to North Korea's "reckless, irresponsible and destabilizing program of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability". Read More »

Real Brexit talks will only start after June vote

The Labour party has been riven by divisions over its leader Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit, while May's commitment to a clean break with the European Union has undermined support for the eurosceptic UK Independence Party. The British Parliament has voted nearly unanimously in favor of an early general election proposed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Some Conservative supporters might think this election is done and dusted - a blue victory in the bag. Read More »

Stockholm terror suspect confesses to truck attack

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Nearby buildings were locked down for hours in the heart of the capital and the main train station was evacuated. The police told Reuters that the construction worker had hijacked a beer truck and driven it into pedestrians on a busy street in Sweden's Stockholm, before driving into a department store on April 7. Read More »

Trump Admin Working With Allies To Pressure North Korea

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who met with Japan's trade minister, Hiroshige Seko, earlier Tuesday, said he hopes to soon begin talks on a free trade agreement with Japan. Some economists have criticized the Trump administration's focus on trade deficits as a way of viewing US economic ties with the rest of the world. Read More »

2000 homes evacuated in southwest Florida amid brush fires

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Officials said one unoccupied house was destroyed, and several cars and sheds have sustained damage, as well. Residents of these counties are asked to keep an eye out for suspicious activity that could potentially ignite a fire. Gov. Rick Scott said he deployed the guard and five UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters to help fight 100-foot flames in Collier. At least 5,500 acres burned in a brush fire near that area earlier this year. Read More »

In White House Super Bowl ceremony, a picture lies

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In other words, while politics certainly played a role for some , others may have simply had a been-there-done-that attitude. The team responded Wednesday evening on Twitter, arguing that the images don't tell the whole story: "These photos lack context". Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's body found with Bible verse written on his forehead

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As previously reported, Hernandez was discovered hanging in his jail cell by corrections officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, around 3:05 a.m. Baez believes that Hernandez may have been murdered and his law firm is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. He was now serving a life sentence for murdering his friend back in 2013. Read More »

Judge won't block Arkansas executions

The US state of Arkansas has carried out its first execution in more than a decade despite criticism that its plan to put to death several prisoners this month is rushed. McKesson said it was disappointed in the court's ruling. Ledell Lee was executed on Thursday, becoming the first to die among a group of eight men the state had been seeking to kill within an 11-day span. Read More »

Corbyn faces an uphill battle

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has already come to blows with Prime Minister Theresa May over her trustworthiness. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn , waves to supporters at an election campaign event in Church House, London Thursday April 20, 2017. Read More »

Trump congratulates Erdogan for referendum win

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But even before the referendum, a crackdown by Erdogan since a failed coup last July has alienated the bloc that prides itself on human rights and the rule of law. The assessment drew a harsh rebuke from Erdogan and criticism from Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Everyone and all sections - and the main opposition party in particular - must show respect. Read More »

Almost half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

Iraqi forces are in their sixth month of a push to retake Mosul from Islamic State. Raed Shaker Jawdat, head of the Iraqi federal police, told Asharq Al-Awsat that the forces advanced towards the remaining Old City since the early morning hours and that the police snipers are laying control over the region surrounding al-Nuri mosque. Read More »

Europhiles see chance of revival in Brexit election

Since becoming prime minister in July 2016, May had stressed she would not dissolve Parliament for a snap election. The hotly contested "Brexit" referendum ended with the resignation of then-Prime Minister David Cameron. May said that since her countrymen voted to exit the European Union in June, the country had come together, but politicians had not. The Prime Minister had just delivered a speech to a crowd of local party members and the media in Walmsley - a village in the Labour seat of ... Read More »

Leafs all-rookie line dominant in Game 3

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Patrick Marleau, Marcus Sorensen and David Schlemko also scored for San Jose, Brent Burns had three assists and Martin Jones made 23 saves for his fourth playoff shutout. After Oshie and Alex Ovechkin put the Caps up 2-0, Zach Hyman scored for the Leafs when a Jake Gardiner point shot hit him and got past Braden Holtby . Read More »

ADL offers to hold Holocaust awareness training for White House staff

During the daily press briefing at the White House on Tuesday, Spicer stunned the Washington press corps by incorrectly telling reporters that Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War II. I think I did. The Nazis used gas to exterminate more than 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. That said, it was nearly hard not to feel sorry for him on Tuesday as he frantically scampered through a bunch of half-sentences and aborted ideas about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Adolf ... Read More »