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Novice Democrat tops Georgia race, but faces runoff

Crediting himself, Trump added, "Glad to be of help!" Since 1978, when former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was elected to represent the 6th after Democrat U.S. The nearest Republican - former state secretary of state Karen Handel - came in at just 19.8 percent. "The kind of country we believe in", Ossoff told supporters Monday night, forgoing any mention of the president despite Trump attacking him on Twitter as a "super liberal" who wanted to raise taxes, protect ... Read More »

Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia

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The term "reckless" is one the North Koreans have used to describe continuing large-scale US and South Korean military exercises, which the North calls a dress rehearsal for an invasion. Trump said last week it had been sent to waters near the Korean peninsula as a warning to North Korea, but which headed towards Australia instead. Pence made his remarks as the White House grappled with controversy over the location of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group. Read More »

Ashley Young unsure about his future at Manchester United

Whilst Spurs are now in the midst of a seven-match winning run, Chelsea have lost two of their last four matches and are looking significantly more fallible than at previous stages in the season. I don't think a lot of people expected it but we did. "I want to play in the Champions League next season". "I have to keep working, performing and giving what the manager wants me to give". Read More »

Tillerson: US concerned Venezuela not allowing opposition to be heard

Liliana Machuca, a teacher in Caracas told the AP she believes protesting is her only option after all the "abuses" she says have been committed by the government. Almagro said the OAS would continue to seek a restoration of democracy. He spoke Wednesday at the 7th World Strategic Forum at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Read More »

The Syrian Town Hit By Chemical Weapons Has Been Attacked Again

Back on Friday, dozens of United States missile hit Shayrat airfield in western Syrian province of Homs in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town. They catapulted Washington into confrontation with Russian Federation, which has advisers on the ground aiding its close ally Assad. Dozens of representatives of the media, local authorities, fire departments, police, and the Syrian military have visited the airfield since then, with no alleged " storage units " or ... Read More »

10-year-old boy with autism arrested after kicking teacher in Florida

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When they arrived, officers arrested her son for an incident that happened in October, during which John Benjamin had kicked and scratched his educational assistant. "The district routinely assists students by providing services from our board certified behavioral analyst, licensed mental health counselors, school social workers, and psychologists", she added in a statement. Read More »

Ivanka's business prospers since Donald Trump election victory

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Ivanka Trump and Kushner dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife at Mar-a-Lago April 6 within hours of China approving three new trademarks for her, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Would Ivanka Trump be having as good a year in business if her father hadn't taken over the Oval Office? But she still has an ownership stake in the business. Read More »

Russia: Vladimir Putin meets Tillerson as Syria rift deepens

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In an interview Tuesday with Fox Business Network, Trump said the U.S.is "not going into Syria" and said last week's missile strike was a direct response to images of dying children he saw after the sarin attack. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a two hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a grim outlook. On the eve of the talks, far from trying to calm tempers, both sides escalated their rhetoric as the United States tried to prise Moscow and Damascus apart. Read More »

North Korea warns 'thermonuclear war may break out at any moment'

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Pence called the US commitment to Japan unwavering, adding that its agreement to defend Japanese territory will continue to include the Senkaku Islands, which China also claims as its own. On April 17 North Korea's Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC in Pyongyang, that despite worldwide condemnation and growing military tensions with the U.S., North Korea will "be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis". Read More »

Pence: US Won't Rest Until North Korea Gives Up Nuclear Weapon

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McMaster, said the US would rely on its allies as well as Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea. North Korea's failed missile test on Sunday provides an opportunity for the United States to press for more stringent sanctions and for China to demonstrate its willingness to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. Read More »

New England Patriots visit White House; Gronk crashes Sean Spicer briefing

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It was unclear if the celebration with his parents was the reason Brady did not attend the Patriots' meeting with President Trump at the White House Wednesday. All things considered, the Patriots had a good crowd show up to Wednesday's White House visit. This isn't the first time the four-time Super Bowl MVP skipped a visit to the White House . Read More »

Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya bailed after extradition arrest

He later secured bail from Westminster Magistrates' Court. The court has set May 17 as the date for the next hearing. "Usual Indian media hype", Mallya said on Twitter . The government's efforts to bring beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya back to India got a major boost on Tuesday when the United Kingdom accepted its request to help extradite the absconding liquor baron. Read More »

Trump calls to congratulate Erdogan over Turkish referendum

Turkey's main opposition party u. If Erdogan presses ahead with reinstating the death penalty, the AKP will need to either pass a bill through parliament, for which it does not have the votes alone, or hold another referendum, which he could swing with the backing of the nationalist MHP party, which has supported the idea in the past. Read More »

Pope condemns deadly attack on Syrian convoy in Easter message

At least 126 people , including 68 children, were killed in a bomb attack Saturday near Aleppo when a vehicle loaded with explosives hit buses transporting evacuees from mostly government-held towns. Turning his attention to Europe the Holy Father prayed that the Risen Lord would grant hope to those experiencing moments of crisis and difficulty, especially due to high unemployment, particularly among young people. Read More »

Pope condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack as "ignoble"

Out of 126 people killed in the bus explosion outside Aleppo on Saturday, 15 April, at least 26 were children, according to human rights groups, and the death toll expected to rise further. Residents from pro-government areas including Foua and Kfraya were involved in a "transfer" with those from rebel held areas like Madaya and Zabadani. Read More »

En garde!: Paris bankers brace for restless night of French election

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Another poll, a daily survey by Opinionway, gave similar projections as Cevipof for the top candidates and projected Macron beating Le Pen in the May 7 second round by 65 per cent to 35. Le Pen dismissed as "folly" government statements that France, which has been subjected to multiple deadly attacks in recent years, must be prepared to live with the threat of terrorism. Read More »

VP Mike Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

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Pence declined to comment when asked if the US used cyberattacks to thwart the North's latest missile launches. Pence reiterated the commitment to defend USA allies in the region from North Korea - which he called "the most risky and urgent threat to the peace and security of the Asia Pacific" during remarks to US and Japanese troops aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan. Read More »

Dairy farmers worry about trade to Mexico

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Even though Ellis welcomes Trump's critique of Canada's dairy trade restrictions, he doesn't think the Canadian government will change course. Several U.S. He threatened to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) unless there were substantial changes to what he called a "very unfair" system and he called trade rules between Canada and the US a "complete and total disaster" for the U.S. Read More »

Bruins D Miller returns for Game 4

WASHINGTON - Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into the second overtime and Frederik Andersen made 47 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals in Game 2 to even the first-round series . Ottawa seemed to be cruising in the second period following Hoffman's second goal of the night off a power play to make it 3-0. To Major League Baseball, and the Boston Red Sox won their annual Patriots Day game 4-3 over the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday, good for ... Read More »

British Parliament backs Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap election

CGTN's Richard Bestic reports from London. Britain's parliament votes Wednesday on holding a snap election in June, as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to make strong gains against the opposition before gruelling Brexit negotiations. Although Parliament will not be officially dissolved until early May, campaigning is already under way - with Lib Dem leader Tim Farron addressing a rally of activists in south-west London earlier on Wednesday. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike in Israeli prisons

However, Palestinians from the West Bank need an entry permit to enter Israel and the Israeli authorities often deny such permits. "It doesn't have to do with publishing the article (in The New York Times ) but rather that he is instigating mutiny and leading the hunger strike and that is a severe violation of the rules of the prison", he said. Read More »

Pope Francis Condemns "vile" Syria Attack

During the mass, the Pope condemned a bomb blast on a crowded Syrian bus convoy that killed at least 112 people outside Aleppo as an "ignoble" attack. Today, throughout the world, the Church echoes once more the astonishing message of the first disciples: "Jesus is risen!" He also mentioned hostilities and starvation plaguing parts of Africa. Read More »

United Kingdom Will Hold an Early Election in June

May made a unexpected announcement Tuesday that she would seek a "snap" election less than halfway through her government's five-year term, with the aim of gaining a stronger mandate for the country's historic withdrawal from the European Union. Read More »

Favorite White House tradition rolls on

President Donald Trump and his family put their stamp on the Easter Egg Roll. 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 »

Work visa popular with the Irish overseas scrapped

However, the new rule will not apply to those who are now in Australia on the 457 visa, reported Reuters . "There is a talent shortage for particular research positions in our country, with member company CEOs reporting that some jobs requiring a very particular skill set can be advertised in Australia for over 12 months before being filled by a 457 visa employee". Read More »

Trump Gives States OK to Defund Planned Parenthood

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The move marked the 12th time that Trump has signed a resolution under the 1996 Congressional Review Act abolishing a rule issued under President Barack Obama. Undoing the prohibition also gives Republicans and anti-abortion groups a victory after House Republicans failed to agree last month on a bill they had sought for years to overhaul the health care system. Read More »

Pence stands iron-clad with removing North Korea's nukes

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US Vice President Mike Pence (L) talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength and we will stand strongly with Japan and strongly with our allies for a peace and security in this region", Pence added. Read More »

Voters in Indonesian Capital Choose Governor

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Gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan , center, his wife Fery Farhati Ganis, left, and daughter Mutiara show their ink-dipped fingers after giving their votes during the local election in Jakarta , Indonesia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Read More »

Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes

To learn more about how this has changed and how it affects our taxes, we turn now to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News . A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump's administration has finished a plan created to stabilize shaky insurance markets. Read More »

Supreme Court denies Arkansas request to carry out execution

The court, in a brief ruling with no explanation, said it would not lift the Arkansas Supreme Court's order to stop the executions of two inmates who were to be put to death on Monday night, NBC News reported. That US District Court judge had ruled that the prisoners will likely succeed in demonstrating the state's proposed method of lethal injection is unconstitutional. Read More »