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Pence says USA will honor Obama-era refugee deal with Australia

The military, however, remains one of the Muslim majority country's most powerful and respected institutions. Business discussions are expected to be a key part of his visit, including how to remove remaining trade barriers between Australia and the United States, which is the biggest foreign investor in Australia. Read More »

New York To Offer Free Tuition At Four-Year Public Unversities


The program will be phased in over three years . Beginning in the fall of 2017, undergraduate students who attend a State University of NY or City University of NY school will be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship. Altogether, the program is expected to cost NY $163 million and is expected to benefit roughly 940,000 families. The legislation for the Excelsior Scholarship was passed as part of the state's 2018 budget and is set to take effect in the fall of 2017, according to a ... Read More »

Bannon's Influence Over Trump Might Be Fading

Second, the national security establishment that Trump has long criticized is gradually turning the White House into a conventional USA administration. Earlier in Trump's administration, news coverage focused on possible tension between Bannon and Priebus, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Injury: Man Utd star ruled out for rest of season


Marcus Rashford scored the victor in extra time to move Man United past Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate in the Europa League. But the injuries to Ibrahimovic and Rojo could prove costly, particularly with United having re-energised their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League by brilliantly beating Chelsea. Read More »

Russia, Iran, Syria jointly condemn US' unilateral missile strikes in Syria


Referring to the agenda of his visit to Moscow , Mr. Zarif stressed on the political solution of the crisis in Syria and cutting the foreign interference in the Arab country. Nevertheless, some things were achieved: the parties agreed to restore the memorandum on flight safety over Syria, it was made a decision to establish a special group to engage in unleashing knots in the Russian-US relations. Read More »

Toronto mayor expects action on speculation after housing meeting


But if prices in Vancouver keep climbing, it might mean that the impact of British Columbia's foreign buyer tax is wearing off and that Toronto's own housing taxes might deliver only a temporary reprieve. "It will be a "made-in-Ontario" solution recognizing all of the work and information that we've obtained in the last number of months", he said. Neither of Ontario's opposition parties objected to any of the government's proposed measures. Read More »

Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took part in Wednesday's marches. A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police in Caracas , Venezuela, April 20, 2017. The crisis has escalated since March 30, when Venezuela's Supreme Court moved to seize the powers of the legislature, the only lever of state authority not controlled by Maduro and his allies. Read More »

Sanctuary mayors fire back at Trump administration over immigration


In 2016, we locked up over 1,000 people in 100 gang take downs - a lot of them are still awaiting sentences or in jail. It also complained that after the recent arrests of 11 members of the MS-13 Salvadoran street gang, the deputy police chief of Santa Cruz, California , had stressed that the raid was unrelated to immigration instead of "warning other MS-13 members that they would be next". Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka crash out of Monte Carlo

This was Murray's only 2nd match after his return from a month out with an elbow injury. And you would have got some decent odds on the Spaniard to come away with a win after Murray raced into a 4-0 lead in the final set. But Nadal, who had to battle hard to get past Kyle Edmund in the previous round, was a class apart in their meeting, as he turned over the youngster 6-1, 6-1 in just 74 minutes. Read More »

Turkish election board to evaluate referendum result concerns


Responding to the results, Mr. Erdogan said Turkey had made a historic decision in backing an executive presidential system, adding that the "Yes" camp had secured 25 million referendum votes, 1.3 million ahead of "No". Those protests were sparked by plans to uproot trees in Istanbul's Gezi Park to build a shopping mall. The state of emergency allows the government to rule by decrees. Read More »

The USS Carl Vinson is still nowhere near North Korea


But that test hasn't happened yet, though North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attempted to launch a missile Sunday that the Pentagon said blew up nearly immediately after launch. The announcement came as many speculated that North Korea could be on the verge of a nuclear test, and numerous US officials said deploying the ships was a muscular display of force. Read More »

Russian Cruiser Calls at Manila


Leo Ramon Miado, said on the sidelines of the Varyag's arrival ceremony at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila on Thursday morning. The Philippine Navy gets a view of modern warship technology and a unique training opportunity with the visit of foreign warships, such as the missile-guided cruiser Varyag , a Navy officer has said. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91


The Queen Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 in Bruton Street in central London when Calvin Coolidge was USA president and Joseph Stalin had just taken control of the Soviet Union. While she invites everyone to celebrate her official special day with a parade and a gun salute, Prince Charles' mother tends to celebrate her actual day privately. Read More »

Trump visiting Walter Reed military hospital


On a rainy spring Saturday, President Trump paid a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, awarding a Purple Heart to a soldier who was wounded last month in Afghanistan. Military. Trump is spending the weekend in rainy Washington. As the motorcade exited the complex, nearby sidewalks were lined with people who had come to Washington on Saturday, which is also Earth Day, to promote science and defend it from attack, including Trump's proposed budget cuts. Read More »

Trump tweet-rages at marchers demanding tax returns


White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump's 2016 tax returns remain under audit and will not be released. The IRS says ongoing audits don't preclude anyone from making their returns public. Also read: As Tax Day approaches, this is the No. 1 concern of most Americans. Trump's refusal to release his tax returns has become a unifying issue on the left, with rowdy town hall crowds routinely chanting "Tax returns!" whenever the issue is brought up. Read More »

United States will honor 'dumb' Australia refugee deal


The affection Australia and the US usually share for each other is rooted in decades of cooperation on defense, intelligence and trade. Australia has fought alongside the U.S. The US politician on Saturday met with Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove, and held meetings with opposition leader Bill Shorten, senior military officials and businessmen. Read More »

Champs-Elysees In Paris Reopens Following Deadly Shooting

Squaremouth, a travel insurance comparison website, said in a news release that most companies include terrorist attacks in their policies, but that specific conditions must be met to cover a cancellation. In a televised address, outgoing French President Francois Hollande called the shooting the work of terrorists. National security is a burning issue for many in France after attacks by militant Islamists across the country have killed more than 230 people over the past two years. Read More »

Trump Sees No Role for United States in Stabilizing Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed Italy's contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and its efforts seeking stability in Libya, but dismissed the possibility of US intervention in that country, saying the USA has "enough roles". Read More »

Pence, on United States carrier, pledges to defend Asia


The Trump administration has signaled a more forceful USA stance toward North Korea's recent missile tests and threats, including a warning from Trump that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "gotta behave". The Mount Fuji Dialogue, an influential Japan-U.S. forum, presented Pence with its inaugural Global Leadership Award to honor his efforts as governor of IN to attract Japanese businesses. Read More »

Korea apparently slams China for stepped-up sanctions


USA officials said on Thursday they were aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bomber planes. Asked about Mr Trump's comment about Mr Xi trying hard to pressure the North, Mr Lu said the two leaders had a full and deep discussion about North Korea when they met earlier this month. Read More »

March for Science attracts thousands in Berlin

In Gainesville, Florida, more than a thousand people stretched for miles through the streets. "Most people don't know how much funding for the sciences supports them in their lives every day". There are cancer survivors and doctors with signs that say "science saves lives", she said, and estimated that 90 percent of the signs are not political. Read More »

Over 100 homosexual men kidnapped by authorities in Chechnya


At least 100 gay men have been detained, and at least three have been killed in these camps. Some have even been executed . Some news reports outside Russian Federation have referred to the secret prisons as " concentration camps ", comparing them to those built by the Nazis during World War II, but it is unclear from the evidence at hand to what degree the comparison may be apt. Read More »

Would China Strike North Korea?

Pointing to the quarter-century since the United States first confronted North Korea over its attempts to build nuclear weapons, the Vice President said a period of patience had followed. The nuke flies over the Pacific Ocean and into the USA - though the explosion happens so quickly that it's not immediately obvious which part of America is being attacked. Read More »

General election will give us a Brexit government

It had been hoped talks could start by the end of that month, but EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Wednesday that "the real political negotiations" with Britain would not start till after the June 8 election. "I believe in campaigns where politicians actually get out and about and meet the voters", he said. "But we can determine what mandate she can claim". Read More »

Mike Pence discusses barriers to U.S. companies with Indonesian president

During his first official tour to the region, Mr Pence has been keen to emphasise the commitment by the United States to its alliances and partnerships in the region. During Pence's meeting with Jokowi and their joint news conference, both addressed several key issues that Washington and Jakarta are cooperating on within that partnership, such as terrorism and maritime security. Read More »

French officials hold emergency security meeting ahead of election

French authorities say the gunman, named swiftly by the Islamic State terror group via its Amaq news agency as Belgian Abu Yousif al-Bajiki, opened fire on a police auto parked on the Champs-Élysées, hitting three police officers and a tourist during the attack outside a Marks and Spencer clothing store. Read More »

Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal, despite compliance

Under the deal , brokered during the Obama administration, Iran agreed to roll back key aspects of its nuclear program in exchange for relief from certain economic sanctions. Iran's nuclear ambitions and provocative actions are a grave risk to global peace and security, the U.S. Secretary of State said adding that JCPOA "only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state". Read More »

US Carrier Group Will Arrive Near Korean Peninsula Within Days

A U.S. aircraft carrier and other warships, which President Donald Trump said were sent to the Korean Peninsula last week as a warning, did not sail towards North Korea - but went in the opposite direction, it has emerged. That actually wasn't the case - despite implications from the Trump administration, the US didn't have an aircraft carrier strike group near North Korea last weekend. Read More »

Heat wave conditions in Raj, Churu hottest at 46.5 deg C


Yesterday also it was the hottest day with maximum temperature 39.7 degrees and minimum 23.2 degrees while earlier it was maximum temperature recorded was 39.2 degree Celsius. Kota and Bikaner recorded 44 degrees Celsius and 43.6 degrees Celsius, respectively. The MeT department has predicted rains or thundershowers during the next two days at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana. Read More »

In Turkey Govt rejects referendum challenges as activists detained

Mr Yildirim also said that the electoral board would rule on the main opposition Republican People's Party's request for the referendum's annulment. The opposition has listed a series of irregularities, but has been particularly outraged by an electoral board decision announced late Sunday to accept ballots that didn't bear the official stamps used to verify they are genuine, as required by Turkish law. Read More »