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Montana mill: New tariffs on Canadian timber are a good start

Trump has called the move "a disgrace" that hurts US producers in dairy states like Wisconsin. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced new duties on Canadian softwood lumber early this week - the latest in a long-simmering dispute between the two countries. Read More »

Trump's North Korea policy centers on tighter sanctions

Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious USA missile defense system meant to counter the North. The test shot, fired in commemoration of the 105th birthday of North Korean founding father Kim Il Sung, failed "almost immediately", officials tracking the launch at U.S. Read More »

Down in polls, France's Le Pen targets immigration for boost

Le Pen and Mr. Macron would finish almost tied with one another and would be 1st and 2nd or 2nd and 1st depending upon the polls cited, and would thus face off against one another in the run-off two weeks later". Those on the right have been particularly vocal, seeking to appeal to voters traumatized by IS-inspired attacks that have killed at least 235 people in France since January 2015, by far the largest casualty rate of any Western country. Read More »

Turkey says US, Russia informed of strikes on Kurd militia

The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned on Wednesday the Turkish airstrikes, warning the Turkish government of undermining Syria's sovereignty. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Dorrian said the U.S.is concerned that Turkey didn't coordinate the strikes with the USA -led coalition against the Islamic State group. Read More »

North Korea: Washington and Seoul pledge 'swift punitive measures'

Just to make that clear, North Korea's Youth League has said it will use five million members equipped with nuclear bombs to "mercilessly wipe out" the United States and South Korea. Sen. Ben Cardin, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's top-ranking Democrat, said he was hoping to hear the Trump administration's game plan today. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez hits back after backlash from fans v Leicester City

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The champions were having much less possession but looked more dynamic on the ball than Arsenal and only a superb save from Petr Cech prevented Riyad Mahrez volleying Leicester ahead at the midway point of the first half. There was an embarrassing incident in the final moments as a frustrated Christian Fuchs directed a throw-in towards the head of Sanchez at point-blank range, after the Arsenal man had been standing on the byline in an attempt to put the Austrian off. Read More »

Macron campaign for presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

Addressing a crowd of workers later on, the former economy minister said: "I am here to speak to you. Responsibility must be taken, that's why I'm here". Macron, who polls consistently show will beat Le Pen by a comfortable margin in the run-off vote, had been accused by potential allies and some media of complacently acting as if victory was in the bag since coming first in an initial round of voting on 23 April. Read More »

Early French Presidential Polls Show Macron In Double Digit Lead

With 7.5 million votes, Ms Le Pen beat the National Front party's previous election record on Sunday but failed to pip pro-EU Macron to the first place. Le Pen has denounced legal proceedings against her as political interference. "Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front". He still supports her candidacy in the presidential runoff. Read More »

Tony Blair: Theresa May will be PM 'if the polls are right'

What they have said is look, the patriotic thing, irrespective of your politics, is to vote Conservative because she needs a strong hand in the negotiation which is a very persuasive argument. Theresa May should commit to doing the TV debates, and Jeremy Corbyn shouldn't be afraid to "empty chair" the Prime Minister and debate with the other parties. Read More »

US general in Afghanistan alleges Russian Federation is arming the Taliban

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by several gunman and suicide bombers dressed in army uniforms. Ghani's office also announced that he had replaced the commanders of four army corps in response to the attack, and defence officials said as many as eight army personnel had been arrested - heightening suspicions the attackers had inside help. Read More »

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall compares himself to Mahatma Gandhi

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Summing up his life achievements with "The Gandhi thing" too, nice touch. UKIP played a major role in Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union but is struggling to remain relevant now that it has achieved its main goal. First they laugh at you, then they attack you, and then you win'. The Liverpudlian has had to overcome a series of awkward gaffes since taking over as UKIP leader in November. Read More »

UK Conservatives hold big lead over Labour

Starmer said Labour accepted that immigration rules must change after Brexit but said the party does not believe that immigration should be the "overarching priority". "If we leave it on the table, it may be in a year, or two years, that doesn't work - but why take options off the table before you have even started negotiations?" "We are confident that we can win this election once Labour's message is clearly heard". Read More »

US Pacific Commander: THAAD to be Operational in Coming Days

The spying on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was likely done for intelligence purposes, not to disrupt it, Hultquist said. The Seoul area, however, remains excluded from the THAAD safeguards. -China cooperation, without which Korean issues can not be resolved. South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of further provocation, as a North Korean official vowed it would push ahead with nuclear and ... Read More »

Legal Marijuana Quinnipiac Poll Hits New High of Support

Support for marijuana legalization has never been higher. Millennials ages 18-34 overwhelmingly support recreational marijuana by 76 percent, while those ages 35-64 all support legalization in the low 60s. "From a stigmatized, risky drug bought in the shadows, to an accepted treatment for various ills, to a widely accepted recreational outlet, marijuana has made it to the mainstream", Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. Read More »

BCCI outvoted in crucial vote on ICC constitution

The new model received 9 votes, while governance structure was passed by an 8-2 margin. These changes were passed by 14 votes to one, with the BCCI the sole dissenter. The Indians‚ along with the Sri Lankans‚ also voted against a proposed new ICC constitution that would seek to increase the number of test-playing countries. Read More »

It's the end of the Big Three after the BCCI is outvoted

Global cricket powerhouse BCCI on Wednesday had to endure a double blow at the worldwide level after it found itself completely isolated and comprehensively defeated by the ICC fraternity comprising Test playing nations that voted overwhelmingly in favour of change. Read More »

China welcomes US saying it's open to talks on North Korea

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China and Russian Federation have vowed "to take further action" against the United States' ambition to build a global anti-missile shield that they argue will give USA forces a unilateral military advantage. Several hundred villagers protested, hurling water bottles at vehicles moving the parts in. A photograph of the site showed a THAAD interceptor on a mobile launcher erected and pointed skywards on a green lawn as a military transport helicopter hovered nearby. Read More »

Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

In the phone conversation, the two national security advisers also pledged to further boost military readiness posture through a solid South Korea-U.S. On Tuesday, a USA submarine - the USS Michigan - joined a group of warships in the Korean peninsula led by aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson. Harris said the USS Carl Vinson strike group is now in the Philippine Sea just east of Okinawa, "in striking range and power projection range of North Korea if called upon to do that". Read More »

UAE sentences Iranian to 10 years for aiding nuclear program

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According to the Times of Israel, "Tillerson said the administration has undertaken a full review of the agreement to evaluate whether continued sanctions relief is in the national interest". This is the first meeting of the commission since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump on January 20. On Thursday, Trump said Iran was "not living up to the spirit of" the JCPOA and would soon receive a response from the United States. Read More »

United States to tighten sanctions on North Korea

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On the same day, a USA guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. "The US-South Korean deployment of THAAD in South Korea will harm strategic balance in the region and further stimulate tensions on the Korean Peninsula". But Harris said the USA military's readiness shortfalls worry him because they impact follow-on forces that would be needed for an extended campaign. Read More »

United States admiral claims North Korea crisis 'at worst point'

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President Trump's secretary of state, defense secretary, top general and national intelligence director were on hand to lay out the North's escalating nuclear capabilities. The top US commander in the Pacific delivered an alarming message to Congress, Wednesday. But while Harris conceded the current defensive systems in Hawaii were probably sufficient for now, he insisted they could quickly be "overwhelmed" by enough missiles being fired at them, and that a substantial upgrade should be ... Read More »

Arvind Kejriwal congratulates BJP, assures support for 'betterment of Delhi'

Should they chose the equally inefficient Delhi BJP or vote for the newly formed Aam Aadmi Party? The party failed here, slipped in Punjab and has now lost ground in Delhi. For instance, the promise of a house tax waiver had limited appeal among the lower classes. I have practically seen this happen in Hyderabad a year ago during the Greater Hyderabad municipal corporation. Read More »

Doctors from Abu Dhabi visit Eman Ahmed in Mumbai

The diet helped Ms Abd El Aty lose around 15 stone in a month, allowing doctors to operate on her in early March. A panel of four doctors in Saifee hospital check Eman Ahmed's medical reports. "We have done the best we have submitted all the reports asked by them. A decision on whether she needs to get transferred or not will be taken later", an administrative official from the Burjeel Hospital said. Read More »

Girls outshine boys in Class 12 exams in Chhattisgarh

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Apart from the general stream, the board has today declared the vocational results also. Students will be able to download their results now as the link has been activated on the official website by the board. The CG Board does strict invigilation and is known for its proper correction methods. After all the Class XI & Class XII exams finish the paper evaluation process starts which takes 15 -20 days time. Read More »

Maduro donates $500000 to Trump fund despite economic woes

Clashes were reported across the country during the most sustained protests since 2014. "So everything is set for their to be violence today", he said. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay are "energetically condemning" the violence in Venezuela and lamenting that worldwide calls for the ongoing demonstrations to be peaceful have been ignored. Read More »

France says analysis shows Syria regime behind sarin attack

Forces loyal to Assad carried out the deadly April 4 attack, which could only have been ordered by the Syrian President and a few influential members of his inner circle, French intelligence assessed in a declassified report . Syria has strongly denied the accusations. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said Wednesday that the retaliatory US airstrike hurts prospects for bringing a political resolution to the Syrian conflict, which has been going on since March 2011. Read More »

Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

Amani party leader Musalia Mudavadi: Premier Cabinet Secretary in charge of Government coordination. The announcement was made at a rally at Uhuru Park in the capital, Nairobi . Both men were indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC ) in The Hague , accused of crimes against humanity for masterminding the post-election violence of 2007/08 but their cases were subsequently dropped. Read More »

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

As guiding principles, in a one page document the White House said it wanted to grow the economy and create millons of jobs, simplify the tax code, provide tax relief for families - especially middle income ones - and lower the tax burden on firms. Read More »

Venezuela opposition holds silent march to honour dead

The Public Ministry said the 11 people killed in El Valle were all men between the ages of 17 and 45. Six people also suffered gunshot wounds as several other businesses, including two liquor stores, were looted and attacks were reported in the city's metro system, he said. Read More »

Trekker missing for 47 days rescued in Nepal, friend dead

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The area is at an altitude of 2,600m. "We could not carry them so we called a helicopter", Basnet said. We were very surprised to find him alive. The man said he spent the past three days next to the body of his dead girlfriend. After almost seven weeks of being lost in the Himalayas, two Hikers have been found, but one died three days before their rescue. According to media reports , a rescue team spotted a red tent and managed to climb down. Read More »

Catholics in Nagaland observe Good Friday

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In all of these holidays, Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together. Rogers said members of his faith celebrate Easter by worshipping at church and enjoying an Easter feast. Easter, the celebration of Christ's resurrection, is clearly the highlight of the Christian calendar. There are many people and areas of our society who need to experience the transformative power of the Easter message so that they can lead fulfilled lives and have hope for the future. Read More »