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Trump administration steps up criticism of Iran


In a letter to US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan released on Tuesday, Tillerson declared that Iran was meeting its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal but there were concerns about Tehran's role as a state sponsor of terrorism, Reuters news agency reported. Read More »

'The kids! The kids!': Man recounts deadly Queens fire


Footage broadcast by local channels showed thick plumes of smoke and massive flames spewing through the roof of the house. De Blasio, who had spoken at a church earlier in the day, said, "What we do know is five lives are lost, three of them children, an extraordinarily large toll for any fire". Read More »

US Security Monitor In Ukraine Killed In Mine Explosion

Two others were also injured in the attack, according to Reuters . Hug noted that all sides in the simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine had made binding commitments to remove all of their mines and other explosive devices. Two vehicles with six observers from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe were driving near the village of Pryshyb in the self-declared Lugansk People's Republic (LPR). Read More »

Trump's Great Wall on the Verge of Crumbling as Shutdown Looms


However, Trump has strongly denied his position on the wall had changed, writing in a Tweet: "Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL". Echoing the views of House GOP leaders, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said there would be a vote on health care legislation when House leaders count the 216 votes needed to pass it. Read More »

Iraqi troops capture largest neighbourhood in western Mosul


Women and children were put on busses and sent to camps housing hundreds of thousands, some displaced since the offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold began in October. The eastern side of the city, which is divided by the Tigris River, was recaptured in January, and a push on the west bank of Mosul launched the following month has made steady progress despite fierce resistance. Read More »

North Korea Tensions: USS Michigan Arrives in South Korea


Maeil Business wrote: "When a military clash happens in the Korean Peninsula, South Korea will be the first target of North Korea and its military will hold joint operations with USA troops to fight back". North Korea's military drill underscored that Pyongyang controls a powerful standing army despite the nation's limited financial resources. Trump on Monday urged UN Security Council ambassadors to consider stronger sanctions against Pyongyang, and United States senators will be briefed on ... Read More »

North Korea Holds Military Drill Amid Rising Tensions with US


Although a major event around the anniversary was viewed as possible, the morning came and went without any nuclear tests or ballistic missile launches. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV quoted President Xi Jinping as telling Trump that China strongly opposes North Korea's nuclear weapons program and hopes "all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation". Read More »

Pavlich: 'Dishonest' Flynn Should Never Have Been Picked for Trump Cabinet

As a retired military officer, Flynn is prohibited under the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution from accepting payment from a foreign government without advance permission from both the secretary of State and the secretary of the Army. Flynn incomplied with the law". Meanwhile, Flynn's offers to testify before the House and Senate Intelligence committees in exchange for immunity remained unanswered. Read More »

Arkansas executes Jones; plans 2nd lethal injection of night - Hawaii News Now

He is on heavy doses of drugs they say could prevent the lethal injection drug midazolam from working and lead to a "tortuous death". "Tonight the lawful sentence of a jury which has been upheld by the courts through decades of challenges has been carried out", Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in a statement released after the execution, the state's first since 2005. Read More »

I am not like Rahul or Raj in reality: Shah Rukh Khan


One of the world's biggest movie stars, Khan, who heads the film production company Red Chillies Entertainments, is also an entrepreneur and inspired philanthropist. And as Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have flexed their muscles enough on screen and of, they continue to win the hearts of fans every single time. Read More »

Kenya's mobile firm's network hitch disrupts services


The Safaricom network outage affected Voice, Data, SMS, M-PESA and Enterprise services. "This just shows that we need business continuity plans for the banks, quick alternative routes to mobile money", said Kenya Bankers' Association chief executive Habil Olaka. Read More »

27 people killed in bus-trailer truck collision in Kenya


Police said the driver of the bus was overtaking another vehicle at Kalulu bridge when he saw an oncoming truck. Those injured were taken to Makindu hospital. Between 3,000 and 13,000 people are killed in road accidents across Kenya every year with a third of these being passengers on public transportation, according to the World Health Organisation. Read More »

Mattis: US Must 'Confront' Russia Over Weapons Support for Taliban


US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem resigned . News reports citing Defense Ministry officials said 100 soldiers had died or been injured, but other outlets put the figure higher. Speaking to reporters in Kabul, Afghanistan , Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Read More »

SC given judicious decision on Panama: PML-N Leaders


On Friday, opposition lawmakers chanted slogans demanding Sharif's resignation and tore up the assembly's agenda for the day, before the speaker suspended the session, television footage showed. But it's not the first time the prime minister's wealth has been in the spotlight. Despite this, Sharif's PMLN is celebrating the ruling as a vindication of their leader even as the opposition PTI claims it as a personal victory. Read More »

Birmingham appoint former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp as manager


The initial deal will see Redknapp take charge for the remaining matches this season, while further discussions will take place should the club avoid the drop. He is now at home on the south coast but will travel to Birmingham this evening. They've won two out of 22. He also guided Pompey to the Championship title in 2003. Read More »

Pope pays to rent beach space for disabled youths

He added, "However, we move ahead with serenity". Our world needs peace, love and mercy. "I am thrilled to be participating in your conference", the Pope said in an English translation of his remarks, which had been recorded earlier in Italian in Vatican City. Read More »

Odisha BSE Class 10 Results 2017 declared at orissaresults


The board also provides a high-quality education to all the students under this board . This year around 6 lakh students has attended for the examinations and eagerly waiting for the declaration of Odisha 10th Class Results . In the state, 10th class is also, commonly, known as matriculation or HSC. Follow the following simple steps and get Odisha 10th Result 2017 online. Read More »

USA commerce secretary denies 'trade war' with Canada


But the Trump administration's newly aggressive rhetoric earned praise from Republican and Democratic lawmakers in lumber and dairy states. He made the comments at a meeting with American farmers where he signed an executive order aimed at helping agriculture and rural areas. Read More »

Ireland drops out of top ten in Press Freedom Index


Press freedom has retreated wherever an authoritarian model has triumphed, it added. Norway topped this year's Index, followed by Sweden, Finland - which dropped to third after five years in the top spot - Denmark and the Netherlands. Journalists in Bulgaria are facing a "difficult situation", while press freedom in Poland, Hungary, Croatia and Italy is a "noticeable problem", according to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by the NGO. Read More »

South Korea deploys parts of USA missile defense


South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. An unnamed North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said the USA administration's policy to maximize pressure on North Korea was "little short of lighting the fuse of total war", the state news agency reported Tuesday. Read More »

Reactions Mixed On New U.S. Tariffs On Canadian Lumber

The U.S. Lumber Coalition says that, if left unchecked, Canadian trade practices would give them an "ever-increasing market share for Canadian product, displacing U.S. Disputes have been going on since the 1980s. Canada's foreign minister on Tuesday said her nation would fight tariffs from President Trump's administration that it finds unfair. Read More »

WH, Commerce secretary defend trade attacks on Canada

Before sunrise Tuesday in Washington, Trump went on Twitter to declare: "Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very hard". "That doesn't mean they don't have to play by the rules". Ujczo says it is "imperative" that the Trudeau government look at the NAFTA renegotiation in a new way. Read More »

Nets Hype Ivanka Getting Booed at Women's Summit in Germany

Ivanka Trump was a controversial guest at a women's summit in Germany, today. Ivanka appeared with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, IMF boss Christine Lagarde, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, as well as Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, leader of German company Trumpf GmbH. Read More »

Street protests unacceptable, Turkish PM warns opposition


The High Electoral Board said it assessed appeals from the CHP and two other parties at a seven-hour meeting on Wednesday. Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the Republican People's Party's representative to the High Electoral Board, said the party had asked the board to annul Sunday's referendum "because we weren't able to ensure election safety". Read More »

Theresa May urges British voters to reject 'coalition of chaos'


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. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union last month, declaring there was no turning back, ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. Read More »

Pakistan court to decide on accusations against PM's family


Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif might have narrowly escaped the jinx attached with April, a month in which Pakistani premiers have previously been overthrown, sentenced to life and hanged. Opposition lawmakers chanted slogans demanding Sharif's resignation and tore up the assembly's agenda for the day on April 20. Analysts in Pakistan were quick to warn Mr Sharif not to be too triumphant over the verdict, noting that the forthcoming investigation might yet harm him ... Read More »

N. Korea marks military day as US sub docks in the South

North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a USA submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile programs. Security Council on North Korea on Friday. On Wednesday, the White House will hold a briefing on the North Korea situation for all 100 USA senators. Read More »

Exxon wants federal waiver to resume venture with Russian oil company

The unusually direct statement served to clarify that the United States would maintain a tough stance on sanctions against Moscow. The Texas oil giant was run until this year by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who as the company's chief executive opposed the sanctions imposed in 2014 over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea. Read More »

House GOP doubtful about vote this week on healthcare bill


The idea that Congress can simply pass both bills this week is not just unrealistic ― let's just say it will be a success if Republicans avoid a government shutdown ― but it underscores what is driving the White House's agenda right now: Trump hits his 100-day mark on Saturday, and he just wants to chalk up wins before then. Read More »

Delhi MCD elections 2017: Story in pictures

There are 104 wards each in SDMC and NDMC while EDMC has 64 wards. According to the State Election Commission, over 59.12 lakh votes have been polled since the morning. Summary: After pollsters predicted rout for the Aam Aadmi Party in municipal elections, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal warned of launching a "movement" if the exit polls forecasting a BJP sweep come true. Read More »

Midwest timber industry welcomes tariffs on Canadian lumber


In the long-standing dispute, the Commerce Department announced late Monday that after talks with Ottawa failed to yield an agreement, it would impose duties of between three and 24 percent on softwood lumber, used for flooring, siding and other building products. Read More »

Christians need more protection, warns bishop in Egypt

In October 2011, nearly 30 people - mostly Coptic Christians - were killed outside the state television building in Cairo after the army charged at protesters denouncing the torching of a church in southern Egypt . Sisi announced the "state of emergency for three months" in a defiant speech at the presidential palace after a meeting of the national defence council. Read More »

What to Expect From Trump's Plan for the "Biggest Tax Cut" Ever

CAP found that the typical family with two young children in these swing counties would, on average, net only $5.55 a year under President Trump's plan, even after spending thousands of dollars annually on child care. Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, a member of the Senate tax panel, was skeptical about the Trump plan. But he told reporters Tuesday that the strategy of attracting Democrats with infrastructure investment might not work in this case, with Thune predicting that there ... Read More »