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UP: 14 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for clashing with police


The agitators also demanded that a case registered against the activists of the Bajrang Dal and VHP in an assault case be withdrawn. "We have arrested 14 persons in connection with the violence yesterday", DIG Mahesh Mishra told PTI. But, as the news spread activists of Bajrang Dal and VHP reached the Fatehpur Sikri police station, where they, according to local reports, had a heated exchange with the Circle Officer Ravikant Parashar. Read More »

US Defense Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

Afghan national Army (ANA) troops are shown on April 21 at the site of the attack on army headquarters in Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. The fighters, dressed in Afghan military uniforms and driving military vehicles, made their way into the compound before opening fire, the army said. Read More »

No permit, no problem: Texas House committee pushes new gun laws

They'll be advocating for the House's Medical Marijuana bill Tuesday as it comes up for a committee hearing. State Reps. Alfonso Nevárez , D-Eagle Pass, and Gina Hinojosa , D-Austin, voted against the proposal. King said he has been in contact with Stickland and has made suggestions for a committee substitute but doesn't know if one will be submitted. "I'm not going to water it down". Read More »

Trump discusses N.Korea with Xi, Abe (Second Lead)

As a result of this global hostility, the U.S. conducted military defense drills with the Japanese and South Korean Navies. "We have said for quite a while now the United States is not looking for a fight". cities and ends with a burning American flag. Relations between the USA and North Korea have grown more strained in recent months, with Pyongyang continuing to conduct nuclear and ballistic missile testing in defiance of worldwide bans. Read More »

Corbyn set to fight United Kingdom 'rigged system'

Another general election in the United Kingdom wasn't scheduled until 2020, hence the need for a Parliamentary vote. On Wednesday , MPs voted in favour of a snap election . He stressed only that he wanted continued economic ties with the European Union, while May has said she will pull Britain out of Europe's single market. Read More »

Turkish Opposition to Seek Referendum Annulment Even After Appeal Rejection


But the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), along with individuals and civil society groups, have challenged the result - amid concerns over unstamped ballots in particular - and called for it to be annulled. The mission of observers from the 47-member Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights body, said the referendum was an uneven contest. Read More »

Hollande calls on French to back Macron, prevent Le Pen "risk"


Congrats Macron. We stand with you against Le Pen's divisive politics. As the rival camps celebrated reaching the decisive second round of the election, Le Pen said on Sunday that voters would have "a very simple choice" on May 7. Her pledge to ditch the euro currency and possibly quit the European Union has unnerved markets. That hope was also evident in the performance of the euro, which was up 1.1 per cent at $1.0846 U.S., having struck five-month highs overnight above $1.09 US. Read More »

Donald Trump says Iran isn't meeting 'spirit' of 2015 nuclear deal

The senior Russian diplomat emphasized that his country "has been consistently working to enhance" the implementation of the landmark nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. Hours before he declared Iran nuclear deal a failure, Mr Tillerson sent a terse letter to the US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan, saying the administration has ordered an inter-agency review of whether the earlier suspension of sanctions, which was a necessity under the 2015 nuclear deal, was in the US' national ... Read More »

Trump forgets tense time in US-Russia history

Perhaps the most dramatic shift this week came when the president, who ran his campaign on promises to call out China as a " currency manipulator " and economic enemy, told the Wall Street Journal that China has not been a "currency manipulator" for some time . Read More »

State will benefit from free tuition for middle class students

Titled the Excelsior Scholarship, the bill will cover the tuition costs for students attending a State University of New York ( SUNY ) or City University of New York ( CUNY ) school and whose families makes $100,000 or less. - The scholarship applies only to undergraduate students entering as freshmen after high school. "If you don't want to stay here, then go to California now, let them pay for your college education". Read More »

Assad still possesses chemical weapons: James Mattis


Former President Barack Obama said the use of chemical weapons was a "red line", but did not order a strike on Syria following alleged uses of chemical weapons after he issued the statement. Russia, Assad's principal ally, has asserted that a Syrian government air strike hit a rebel chemical weapons factory, causing the disaster. Mattis, the first member of President Donald Trump's cabinet to visit Israel, later held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, followed by ... Read More »

Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin announces new Syrian sanctions

A chemical attack left 87 dead, including many children, in rebel-held territory in Idlib province on April 4, with the West accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of being responsible. The U.S. strike was retaliation for the recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians, which the U.S. blames on Assad's government. Earlier this month, the United States launched dozens of missiles against a Syrian air base the Pentagon says was used to launch the chemical attack. Read More »

North threatens to 'wipe out' South and US

The U.S. defense secretary said on Friday that North Korea's recent statements were provocative but had proven to be hollow in the past and should not be trusted. allied forces. North Korean media has already reacted harshly to the Vinson's deployment, calling it "an extremely risky act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade", adding that "what's only laid for aggressors is dead bodies". Read More »

Delhi MCD Exit Polls Predict AAP's Defeat in Home Turf, BJP's Win


ABP-C Voter claimed that BJP will get 218 out of 272 seats, while AAP would get only 24 and Congress, which was hoping to make a comeback would get only 18-seats. Even a Sunday off failed to get Delhiites to the polling stations to vote for the civic elections for the three municipal corporations. Former Delhi minister and BJP leader Arvind Singh Lovely also could not cast his vote as there were some problems in the EVMs at the polling booth in East Azad Nagar area. Read More »

Second South Korean Top Business Leader Charged in Park Corruption Scandal

Lee, the chief of the biggest, Samsung Group, was arrested suspected of bribing Park and her friend, Choi Soon-sil. Choi allegedly used some of the donations for personal gain. Last October Shin, his father and elder brother were indicted in a separate investigation into embezzlement and breach of trust, according to the Gulf Times . Read More »

French National Front Could Emerge Stronger from Defeat


While Sunday's results looked broadly in line with polls, failures to predict the outcome of the Brexit referendum and US elections had shaken investors' trust in them. Le Pen wants the country to leave the European Union and impose a moratorium on all immigration. There are contradictory lessons to be taken from this first round vote. Read More »

Caps win tight series over Leafs to set up rematch with Pens


To put that in perspective, Vancouver, Arizona and New Jersey are the only teams that averaged less than 28 shots per game this season. He finished the first-round series with five points in six games. There was only one problem for Washington: Andersen. "I think it's tough to simulate anything even close to what just happened in the last couple weeks". Read More »

Pence visits carrier as questions emerge over trump's 'armada'


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 it would meet any attack with an "overwhelming response". Sam Locklear, who led the U.S. Pacific Command from 2012 to 2015, said it was unclear whether a possibly imminent nuclear test by Pyongyang would be met with U.S. Read More »

Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular

Forty-five percent of people surveyed believe Trump is off to a poor start, with an additional 19 percent who say it's been "only a fair start". The ABC/Washington Post poll found significant majorities said both the Democratic and Republican parties were "out of touch" with the concerns of most Americans. Read More »

North Korea displays apparently new missiles as USA carrier group approaches


Goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands filled the square Saturday where North Korea's young leader reviewed tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and other weapons that rolled by. The Global Times said Trump's decision to drop the "mother of all bombs" on Afghanistan was clearly "a new gimmick in USA military deterrence" created to intimidate Kim Jong-un. Read More »

The truth behind Donald Trump's popularity

Among those who voted for Hillary Clinton, only 85% said they would vote for her again. Trump reacted to the poll on Twitter on Sunday, arguing that the new numbers prove his popularity despite "FAKE" media that he says is disproportionately negative. Read More »

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons ejected after disputed walk


OUR PICK: The Blue Jays' horrific start to the season doesn't appear to be turning around quickly but I still like this pitching matchup for Toronto. Reliever Andrew Bailey, sidelined since April 10 with right shoulder stiffness, resumed throwing. This time he had little trouble with the Blue Jays over five innings, and he helped himself by picking off two runners. Read More »

Afghanistan: Scores of ISIL fighters dead in MOAB raid

As the biggest non-nuclear bomb to be used in combat, the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), also commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs, was dropped by U.S Forces on Achin district in Nangarhar Thursday night as part of ongoing efforts to eradicate Daesh. Read More »

Over 100 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack


At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide specifics about Russia's role in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said it was in retaliation for the recent killings of Taliban shadow governors for Kunduz and Baghlan provinces. Read More »

Obama To Give First Post-Presidential Address In Windy City

Six young people will share the stage with him for the televised event. Former president Barack Obama , 55, is returning home to the University of Chicago, where taught as a constitutional law professor from 1992 to 2004. He also doesn't plan to confront President Trump on his most controversial issues, including immigration, the environment or foreign policy during his scheduled events - this according to those closest to him . Read More »

Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

The phone call, which took place Monday morning Beijing time, came as South Korean officials warned there is a chance that the North will conduct a nuclear test or a maiden intercontinental missile launch around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday. Read More »

Third US citizen detained in North Korea


The reasons for the detention of Tony Kim, who taught accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, weren't immediately clear. "We understand that this detention is related to an investigation into matters that are not connected in any way with the work of PUST", the university said in a statement. Read More »

Items From Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line Were Mislabeled as Adrienne Vittadini

This might very well have been the case for Ivanka, but more likely G-III just hoped the change would help the line's sales, in general. Stein Mart chief executive D. What a trip. After major retailers all over the country scrambled post-election to order a mass exodus of all Ivanka Trump's products from stores, not to mention national #GrabYourWallet campaign, "distributors" allegedly decided Ivanka's clothes might do a little better with a touch of rebranding. Read More »

March for Science turns into anti-Trump rally

Taxonomy is the science of classifying animals, plants and other organisms. Festivities at one of the largest events on Washington's National Mall included scientific "teach-ins" and musical performances. But she marched anyway because she anxious about her baby's future in a world that seems to consider science disposable. "It's about motivating the people who came to push themselves a little more, to get more involved", he said. Read More »

North Korea, planning to sink an American aircraft carrier at any moment

The State Department also said it was aware of the report about a USA citizen being detained, but declined further comment "due to privacy considerations". A university spokesman said he was trying to leave with his wife on a flight to China. The arrest comes amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the U.S., which has sent a carrier strike group towards the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Nikki Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuclear testing

The United States has ordered an aircraft carrier strike group to the western Pacific near North Korea. Pressed to clarify if she specifically meant the United States would resort to military retaliation under any of those conditions, Haley said that decision ultimately would have to come from the White House. Read More »

Macron, Le Pen get ready for final battle


He spoke Monday to RTL radio after the earthshaking vote that saw France's mainstream political parties shut out of the presidency for the first time in modern history. Sunday's French election result sets up a battle between the heart and the head of the Trump White House. "Congratulations. We should await the final election, but Europe needs an openminded and reform oriented France = Good luck!" The polling companies that accurately predicted the results of the first round have ... Read More »

Chinese president calls for restraint on N. Korea

Kim Jong-un's fears are major factors in whether or not North Korea decides to launch a nuclear strike against another country. Since the pair met in Florida earlier this month, Trump has been urging Xi - via a follow-up phone call, Twitter messages and comments to the media - to do more to curb the threat from North Korea, given its position as the country's closest economic and political ally. Read More »

US envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is inevitable


Two days after the United States launched military strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack widely blamed on the Assad regime, Haley said Assad's departure was inevitable. Earlier in an interview broadcast on Wednesday before the meeting with Tillerson, Putin said that mutual trust between Russian Federation and the United States, especially on the military level, had eroded in the first few months of Trump's presidency. Read More »