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Thousands March Through Philadelphia Showing Support For The Sciences

The organisers pointed out that since then, Mr Trump has rolled back most of the environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, introduced to try and cut emissions of carbon dioxide. Responses from USA scientists are that they, "fear the plan would have a major impact on research and science-based policy". Parents brought their kids, and science teachers brought students, many who believe President Donald Trump has shown little respect for the importance of science. Read More »

China stresses dialogue to resolve Korean Peninsula issue

North Korea could attack Australia with nuclear weapons if Canberra continues "blindly toeing the U.S. line", a spokesman of North Korean Foreign Ministry said Sunday, Sputnik reported. The spokesman, speaking to the North's official KCNA news agency, warned Bishop to "think twice about the consequences". He told a news conference with the visiting prime minister of Italy on Thursday that the United States was "in very good shape" on North Korea and that China's Xi, whom he met this ... Read More »

Shot police officers out of danger

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A Belgian prosecutor said there was no indication the attacker was Belgian, reported France 24 . Under French election rules, Friday was due to be the final day of campaigning before Sunday's first round of voting. The attack came just three days before the first round of France's presidential elections. Thursday's attack, analysts said, could be a last-minute game changer. Read More »

Security dominates poll after Paris attack

The Socialist candidate is 49-year-old Benoit Hamon , who is not among the presidential front runners. France faces numerous same political, economic and social issues as the U.S. Earlier Thursday, Trump stepped up ... "Le Pen was seen at Trump Tower during the presidential transition, but both parties refused to confirm whether or not they had met". Read More »

Japanese ships join US carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

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It was actually headed south from Singapore to participate in a four-day military exercise with the Australian Navy that ended Tuesday. Trump on Thursday will receive Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House . The pilot successfully ejected and was recovered by a rescue helicopter; the Navy said in a statement that he is being assessed by the Vinson's medical team and shows no apparent sign of injury. Read More »

Protesters Take To The Streets In Defense Of Science

We can and must protect our environment without harming America's working families. It was one of many such Marches for Science being held across the world, protesting against proposed American government cuts to funding as well as general attacks on science in general and on climate change science in particular. Read More »

Trump orders review of visa program to encourage hiring Americans

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President Donald Trump will take aim at information-technology outsourcing companies when he orders a review of H-1B visa programmes to favour more skilled and highly paid applicants. Critics say their business model harms American workers. Tech companies have been bracing for Trump to make changes to the H-1B programme. "In particular, they say there's a shortage of science, technology, engineering and math talent in the US - especially with higher degrees like Masters and PhD.s". Read More »

N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

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South Korean officials are expected to meet with representatives from the USA and Japan this week to "discuss plans to rein in North Korea's additional high-strength provocations, to maximize pressure on the North, and to ensure China's constructive role in resolving the North Korea nuclear issue", the foreign ministry in Seoul said. Read More »

British Parliament votes in favour of early polls

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If the election is approved Wednesday, Parliament will be dissolved on May 2, sparking nearly six weeks of campaigning. A number of MPs abstained from Wednesday's vote, including those with the Scottish National Party . Rejecting the PM's claim that an election is needed to prevent disunity at Westminster undermining a Brexit deal, Mr Corbyn said: "There is no obstacle to the Government negotiating, but, instead of getting on with the job, she is painting herself as the prisoner of the ... Read More »

50% of voters back Conservatives in new opinion poll

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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. May's Conservative Party holds a slim majority in Parliament's lower House of Commons and May is banking on gaining a greater share of the seats to make Brexit a smoother transition for her government. Read More »

'Extremist mosques must be closed' - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen

Security in Paris has been building in recent days, but the presence of 50,000 police officers on the streets weren't enough to prevent the latest assault, which a source tells CNN is being treated as an act of terror. But three of the leading candidates - far-right leader Marine Le Pen , centrist Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon - cancelled meetings on Friday amid concerns they and their supporters may be targeted in further attacks. Read More »

Fresno Black Nationalist Killer Wouldn't Shoot Latinos, Only Whites

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Muhammad shot the guard, 25-year-old Carl Williams, multiple times at close range shortly after 11 p.m., police said - an act that would set off a chain of events leading to Tuesday's mass shooting. Muhammad also repeatedly used the phrase "Black Dragon Lion Hawk" in his Facebook posts, and Levin said such nods to warrior culture are also common in black separatist circles. Read More »

Israeli attack on Syrian military camp kills three

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The Syrian government labels rebels and other armed groups "terrorists" and accuses Israel of backing them. The rocket alert siren was activated in several settlements on the Golan Heights. An IDF spokesperson said the army was not familiar with the incident. Tensions between Syria and Israel escalated last month, with Israel allegedly carrying out multiple strikes, targeting Syrian military outposts and a Hezbollah convoy believed to be carrying weapons. Read More »

French frontrunner Macron calls on France to unite and reject 'fear'

The election remains a tight four-way race, with only one candidate, Ms Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, considered a shoo-in for the second-round run-off. "An extra guard or reinforcement of staff will be provided to any polling station that needs it", Paris town hall official Colombe Brossel said . Read More »

United States will honour refugee deal Trump dubbed 'dumb', Pence tells Australia

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Mr Pence, whose visit to Sydney marked the end of a 10-day tour of the Asia-Pacific region, also confirmed the USA would honour a deal to accept refugees on Manus Island and Nauru, once described by President Trump as "dumb". Pence arrived in Jakarta late on Wednesday from Japan where he reassured Tokyo of a United States commitment to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions. Read More »

Happy Birthday to The Queen: How the Queen is celebrating her birthday

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Broadsided of cannon will be shot at the Tower of London and Hyde Park in order to mark the birthday of the oldest monarch in the world, who uses to celebrate her birthday only with her closest. The arrival of Prince William and his wife Kate's two children - Prince George and Princess Charlotte - has cemented the country's positive view of the royal family. Read More »

Twist revealed in German soccer bus explosion

Extra forces were deployed around team hotels and their buses took designated safe routes to the stadiums. The man, identified only as 28-year-old Sergei W., hoped to profit from a drop in the Bundesliga football team's share price following last week's attack. Read More »

Donald Trump humiliates Xi Jinping

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Abe said he supported Trump's stance that strategic patience with North Korea had run out, and that all options were on the table. "I am not like other administrations, where they say, 'We are going to do this in four weeks.' It doesn't work that way". Read More »

Toronto Maple Leafs clinch first playoff berth since 2013

However, much like the Edmonton Oilers , if the Leafs want to make it out of the first round they will need strong play from their veterans. But dwelling on what might have been for Toronto stopped the second the final buzzer hit zero. His eight game-winning goals tied Howie Meeker for another Maple Leafs rookie record set in 1946-47. Roman Polak also left in the second period after suffering what appeared to be a leg injury. Read More »

US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

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Navy said in a statement. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile but his deputy said in Sydney on Saturday a peaceful outcome was still achievable because of warming ties between Beijing and Washington. Read More »

Safety, homelessness come up during discussion on legal pot

Of course, all of that common-sense comes to a grinding halt when we arrive at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama Senator who has made it clear that he intends to use the federal government to crack down on marijuana use . But according to the CBS poll , that's an unpopular position with Democrats and Republicans alike. At the same time, most of the respondents under this age, regardless of gender, support it. Read More »

Charity Worker Freed in Egypt Meets Trump

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Ms Hijazi, whose charity cared for street children, faced child abuse charges branded false by rights groups. President Trump did not publicly mention the case when he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi earlier this month, but a senior White House official had said ahead of the meeting that the case would be addressed. Read More »

Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sissi

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After meeting Sissi, Mattis held talks with Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi at his headquarters, where he was received with a marching band playing the US national anthem. The US denfense minister, who is on his first visit to Cairo since taking office, discussed with Sisi a number of topics, including regional and worldwide challenges, especially combating terrorism, presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef said. Read More »

Venezuelan Opposition Announces Plans for More Street Actions

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Supporters of the government held a rival rally in Caracas. On Wednesday, public prosecutors reported the death of a 17-year-old boy in the capital Caracas and of a 23-year-old woman in eastern Tachira state, while the head of the country's moral council, Tarek Saab, announced the death of a national guardsman. Read More »

Italy's prime minister urges United States to

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During a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Italy on Thursday, President Donald Trump praised late Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti and called him a "good friend of mine". He says he's not anxious about emboldening terrorists by saying an attack can have an impact on a democratic election. "Our condolences from our country to the people of France". Read More »

France on edge on eve of presidential poll

One police officer died after a gunman wielding a machine gun leapt out of a auto and opened fire on the Champs-Elysees, Paris's most famous boulevard, as candidates were engaging in their final TV debate. The latest attack has led to global condemnation. Leading right wing presidential candidate Marine LePen used the shooting to ramp up her already harsh rhetoric, declaring a so-called battle plan to close France's borders and crack down on what she called lenient sentences for unsafe ... Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence praises Indonesia's democratic, tolerant values

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Samsung Electronics said in early April that its first-quarter profit jumped 48 percent. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and U.S. Since it was implemented the US trade deficit with South Korea has more than doubled. Last week China warned that the two nations "need to stop provoking one another " and that there would be "no winners" if war between the USA and North Korea broke out. Read More »

Romania captain Ilie Nastase ejected from Fed Cup match against Britain

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Konta approached the umpire to complain and left the court in tears, with her British teammates and Keothavong joining her in the locker room as play was suspended for around 20 minutes. Speaking recently with Romanian media, he alleged Williams must be doping based on her physique, Press Association Sport notes. Keothavong said: "W hat he said to both Johanna and myself, it's not something I am going to repeat because it's language that is not appropriate for anyone to speak to any other ... Read More »

General election: Tory victory 'will not strengthen May's Brexit hand'

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May and her chancellor, Philip Hammond, were forced earlier this year to scrap a planned rise in an employment levy only days after it was announced following criticism that the measure breached 2015 party election promises. Theresa May has extended her lead in the polls and Tory support is now double that for Labour, the latest survey reveals. A snap poll published on Thursday by British pollster ICM found that 55 percent of respondents backed May's decision to call an early general ... Read More »