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BJP sweeps MCD polls

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The AAP also frequently blamed the Election Commission of India for its defeat in the assembly polls, which in turn projected the party as one incapable of humbly accepting defeat. Both Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Maken and general secretary in-charge P C Chacko have offered their resignations. It had expelled its Narela ward candidate from the party for allegedly allowing sacked AAP minster Sandeep Kumar to campaign for her. Read More »

Pope Francis TED Talk Surprises Vancouver Audience

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Pope Francis also said he hoped innovation could occur without social justice being left behind. " How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters orbiting around us ", he continued. Read More »

French presidential candidate Macron targeted by hackers, cyber firm says

The exchange marked a return to more traditional campaigning after the extraordinary "battle of Whirlpool", when both candidates sought to harness France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliances factory. "I considered it was such a sign of contempt for the Whirlpool workers that I chose to. come here and see you". " Emmanuel Macron was coming here, and he didn't plan on meeting the employees or coming to the picket line, but was going under protection to some room in the Chamber ... Read More »

Keep it open: GOP needs to avoid shutdown

He said the ObamaCare payments should be addressed separately by the Trump Administration and not be a bargaining chip in the spending bill. Pelosi spoke with White House Chief-of-Staff Reince Priebus on the phone about the funding bill twice on Wednesday. Read More »

North Korea Threatens To Sink US Carrier; China Urges Restraint

BI reported that the Michigan , which is armed with more than 150 Tomahawks, should arrive in the area on April 25, the same day that North Korea will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army. "And China's helping really put that pressure on him". "We agreed to strongly demand that North Korea, which is repeating its provocation, show restraint", Abe later told reporters. Read More »

Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

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The opposition's main demands center around elections and the Supreme Court's decision to take over the opposition-dominated National Assembly, but also fueled by the failing economy in the oil-rich nation of 30 million people. Venezuelan police fired tear gas at stone-throwing anti-government protesters as masked youths picked up tear gas canisters to hurl back at security forces. Read More »

Why China's new aircraft carrier is significant

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Beijing is locked in disagreements with its neighbors over who controls the South China Sea. Recently state-run People's Daily quoted military experts as saying that the third aircraft carrier to be built in Shanghai may be nuclear-powered. Read More »

US carrier close enough to N. Korea for military action: admiral

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In this April 26, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, foreground, transits the Philippine Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago-class guided-missile destroyer JS Ashigara, left front, and the JMSDF Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare. Read More »

Netanyahu refuses to meet German minister in diplomatic spat

Germany's foreign minister met with representatives of left-wing Israeli organizations, despite being asked by Israel's prime minister to cancel such a meeting. The legislation was largely seen as targeting left-wing organisations such as B'tselem and Breaking the Silence and drew worldwide criticism. The first sign of Netanyahu's new policy, began in February when Israel reprimanded Belgium after discovering that it's Prime Minister Charles Michel had met with Breaking the Silence ... Read More »

White House Reveals Tax Plan

But recently Ireland has come under fire from the European Union for arrangements that allowed Apple to dodge more than $14 billion in taxes, and the country was ranked the 6th worst tax haven in the world by Oxfam in a report late previous year. Read More »

German bombing suspect tried to manipulate stock, officials say

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The suspect has been charged with attempted murder, causing an explosion and aggravated battery and severe bodily harm. German prosecutors say the 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attacking the Borussia Dortmund team bus had taken out a five-figure loan to bet on a drop in the clubs' stock by purchasing financial derivatives. Read More »

German soldier arrested on suspicion of planning attack

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The arrest also sheds a spotlight on the chaotic situation in autumn 2015, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel temporarily opened the door for refugees, which, critics say, in many cases led to insufficient vetting of the new arrivals. Investigations have revealed that the 28-year-old Bundeswehr lieutenant was stationed at Illkirch-Graffenstaden in France before registering as a refugee back in Germany. Read More »

Legalizing Marijuana Takes Shape in Canada-is the US Next?

The new law actually has two components - to regulate recreational use and sales of the drug, and to beef up impaired driving laws for those driving under the influence of cannabis. The ruling Liberal party made legalizing recreational marijuana part of its successful 2015 election campaign. The proposed legislation will be carefully scrutinized by provincial governments, marijuana producers and a number of would-be distributors and sellers of marijuana that are all looking for a piece of the ... Read More »

British PM May says June election result "not certain" despite front-runner status

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Nearly exactly 20 years since Tony Blair led Labour to the first of three consecutive election victories, the party is languishing in the polls ahead of the June 8 vote. Mr Corbyn will say: "It's a rigged system set up by the wealth extractors for the wealth extractors". Corbyn said he did not want an election about Brexit - an issue that has exacerbated tensions in his deeply divided party - but about what kind of country Britain should be. Read More »

Trump Marks Holocaust at Capitol: 'We Will Confront Anti-Semitism'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is condemning those who deny the Holocaust and is pledging to confront anti-Semitism. Back in January, the White House also didn't include any mention of the Jews in its statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, remembering only the "victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust", and then claimed it was because they were trying to be "inclusive" by not doing so. Read More »

'No doubt' Syria has retained chemical weapons: Mattis

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said 17 high-ranking officials in the Assad regime, along with five organizations that may have used chemical weapons, have been placed on a list that freezes their assets in Canada and prohibits dealing with them. Read More »

Trump tax plan: What is the AMT, tax repatriation, the death tax?

The email, a transcript of the day's briefing, incorrectly referred to Mnuchin as the Commerce secretary in the subject line, but in the body of the email accurately described him as the secretary of the Treasury. The plan would include a special one-time tax to entice companies to repatriate cash that they are parking overseas. Trump's proposals largely recycle his campaign plan, which tax analysts have said would give huge benefits to the wealthy, especially business owners, and blow a ... Read More »

Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

He still supports her candidacy in the presidential runoff. He embraces similar policies to Le Pen on worker protection and anti-globalization and has vowed to quit North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, although he is bitterly opposed to her anti-immigrant stance and views on radical Islam. Read More »

North Korea prepares for battle with US

The system, which has been set up with assistance from the United States, is expected to be tested for the first time in early May with a view to make it fully operational by the end of the year. More than 10 protesters were injured, some of them with fractures, in clashes with police, Kim Jong-kyung, a leader of villagers opposing the deployment, told Reuters . Read More »

INEC flags-off CVR exercise in Lagos

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According to him, all logistics have been put in place to ensure that the exercise is successful in all the local government areas of the state. The Senator Ahmed Makarfi -led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians of voting age to end the suffering and suffocating hardship in the country by registering to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration. Read More »

South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea; US stresses sanctions

The US already has extensive sanctions in place on North Korea, including a blanket ban on trade and a blacklist of anyone dealing with North Korea. They say it is exclusively aimed at defending against North Korea. Harris said the carrier was in the Philippine Sea, within two hours' striking distance of North Korea if need be. Admiral Harris said he believed that North Korea would try to attack the United States as soon as it had the military capabilities. Read More »

Germany's Merkel wants EU-UK dialogue before Brexit negotiations

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Miller wants May to give Parliament a final vote on the Brexit deal the prime minister brings back to Westminster from Brussels in two years' time . Mrs May is hosting a working dinner with Michel Barnier and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at Downing Street on Wednesday evening, which is expected to focus on the process of exit talks. Read More »

Japan PM to visit Russia, Britain amid North Korean tension

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Nearly all Diet deliberations were canceled due to the change in reconstruction minister. He apologized again Wednesday for hurting the feelings of those in the disaster-hit northern Japan, but denied giving up his parliamentary seat. Read More »

Denial of consular access indicates Jadhav already executed: Defence experts

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Pakistan on Wednesday formally rejected India's request for consular access to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, even as Indian high commissioner Gautam Bambawale met Pakistan foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad and handed over a petition by the mother of former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav to the Pakistan government and an appeal for the "Court of Appeal". Read More »

Trump plans to sign order for US break from NAFTA

President Trump is likely to sign an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a senior administration official, a move that would set the stage for renegotiating the deal with Canada and Mexico and fulfill one of Mr. Read More »

White House considering order to withdraw from NAFTA

The White House had released a statement late Tuesday saying only that Trump assured the two leaders the USA wouldn't bolt NAFTA at this time. It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better'. Read More »

Canada reports progress with U.S. on lumber, "but not there yet"

Trump has accused Mexico of destroying U.S.jobs, and this week he set 20 percent tariffs on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, setting a tense tone as the three countries prepared to renegotiate the 23-year-old trade pact. "It was a very amicable call", it aid in a statement. According to the Canadian Press, disputes over lumber pricing between the two countries typically come up once every 10 years and usually result in negotiated settlements. Read More »

North Korea Conducts Massive Live-fire Exercise

China, which has grown increasingly frustrated with its ally Pyongyang , and Russian Federation see the system's powerful radars as a security threat . He said any North Korean missile fired at USA forces would be destroyed. South Korea's navy said it was conducting a live-fire exercise with U.S. Read More »

GOP rep doesn't expect a literal border wall

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A failure to pass the bill would be an embarrassing political failure, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers affected by the shutdown starting on Trump's 100th day in office if no agreement is reached. "I don't think we are going to get there". Trump signed an executive order in January on constructing the border wall. "The fact that the wall is now off the table - Americans should breathe a huge sigh of relief, the negotiations can resume and move forward", he said. Read More »

BCCI highest earner from ICC's new revenue share model despite snub

The proposals put forward required constitutional change with a review of full membership as well as a two-tier Test structure, which is likely to see Afghanistan and Ireland being granted Test status. The details of the revised formula have not been divulged but what can be said with certainty is that the other boards will not lose a penny from its recently allotted share while the BCCI income will remain at $ 570 million in eight years, the original allocation. Read More »

Race tightens as vote approaches in France

Voting begins on April 23 and two polls put the four frontrunners within reach of a runoff on May 7. Addressing about 1,000 flag-waving supporters in the southern city of Perpignan Le Pen accused the leader of the "En Marche" (On the Move) party of doing the bidding of Islamist groups. Read More »