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Ivanka Trump: 'I Don't Like the Word Accomplice'

Ms Trump, 35, stepped away from both running her fashion brand and from an executive role at the Trump Organisation to become an unpaid White House adviser. "‶Am I the only one who thinks it is utterly absurd that the chancellor is now doing foreign policy with the daughter of Donald Trump?" tweeted German Social Democrat politician Lars Klingbeil, according to the Guardian. Read More »

Trump climbs down on border wall funding

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If Congress can not agree to either a short stopgap funding bill or a longer-term one by midnight Friday, federal agencies will run out of money and likely have to abruptly lay off hundreds of thousands of federal government workers until an appropriations bill is enacted. Read More »

'The Simpsons' on Donald Trump's First 100 Days as US President

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A new episode of " The Simpsons " on Sunday portrays the White House as a reality television show as it depicts President Trump rounding out his first 100 days in office. Kellyanne Conway sees the body and runs off, declaring, "I am not replacing him!" Probably a wise decision. She was a little miffed to learn she was losing her seat on the Supreme Court to the president's daughter. Read More »

'Chill' Male White Rhino Looks for Sparks on Tinder

Northern white rhinos are classified as critically endangered species. The world's last remaining male northern white rhino has joined the dating application Tinder, in search of a mate like millions of people around the globe. "So we hatched a plan [in 2009] with the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic to bring him and three other reproductively active animals to Kenya in the hope that in a more natural environment, in a more natural social circumstance, they could be enticed to ... Read More »

'The Simpsons' hilariously skewers Trump's first 100 days in office

Presented with a new bill that needed immediate attention, he asked his assistant, "Can't Fox News just read it and I'll watch what they say?" The teaser opens with Trump reviewing his many "accomplishments" in his bedroom. In the next episode of " The Simpsons ", an ominous thunderstorm is brewing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. But one of the harsher looks at that time comes from the Simpsons , which famously predicted he'd one day reach the presidency. Read More »

North Korea tension to be stopped from reaching 'irreversible' stage: China

North Korea saw the toppling of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Moammar Gadhafi in Libya - neither of whom had nuclear weapons - as proof of the weapons' power. North Korea has shown off its strength by testing two nuclear bombs and multiple missile tests in the previous year. North Korean soldiers also rolled out what appeared to be another large rocket covered by a canister. Read More »

Trump's First 100 Days

Trump's early presidency has been dogged by FBI and congressional investigations into whether his campaign coordinated with Russians to tilt the race in his favor. No other modern president can claim to have had that kind of lasting impact in so short a time . Although he retained his signature bravado and a salesman's confidence in his upward trajectory, he displayed an awareness that many of his own lofty expectations for his first 100 days in office have not been met. Read More »

President Trump Says US Will Renegotiate, Not Cancel, NAFTA

When a reporter asked when Trump would renegotiate the agreement, he said, "It'll start very soon". The White House announcement came hours after administration officials said Trump was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the deal - though administration officials cautioned it was just one of a number of options being discussed by the president and his staff. Read More »

Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

Emmanuel Macron has been accused of being asleep since his victory in the first round of the presidential election last Sunday night. Far-right French presidential. "Think about it", he tweeted, before visiting the ethnically mixed Paris suburb of Sarcelles. He called Le Pen's National Front party "xenophobic". Read More »

Titans reportedly looking to trade out of top five

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The first round of the National Football League draft is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN. "We're not averse to just staying and picking, Robinson said, adding, "if there's somebody that we know could come in and help our football team". Read More »

Top Trump officials warn of fresh North Korea pressure

The top US Commander in the Pacific Admiral Harry Harris said on Wednesday the THAAD system would be operational "in coming days" bolstering the ability to defend the US ally and the 28,500 US troops stationed there. USA troops in South Korea began on Wednesday deploying a contentious anti-missile system in South Korea that has infuriated China. The Korea Foundation sponsored the Rand report , which was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the Rand ... Read More »

Venezuela to quit Organisation of American States

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The news comes as Venezuela is being rocked by nearly daily anti-government protests that have left at least 26 dead and hundreds injured. "Enough of interventional abuse and lawbreaking, Venezuela is the birthplace of liberators and we will be respected". Read More »

Trump says US won't leave NAFTA, for now

If the U.S. actually pulled out of the deal, experts said, trade with Canada would probably still be subject to a similar agreement between the two countries that took effect in the late 1980s and that served as a model for Nafta. "I am very upset with NAFTA". During his Oval Office comments, Trump left open the possibility that he could still pull the US out of the trade agreement, "if I'm unable to make a fair deal for the United States, meaning a fair deal for our workers and our ... Read More »

Panama Papers Verdict: PM Nawaz Sharif survives corruption ruling

The court also ordered that it was important to probe how money was transferred to Qatar. Sharif, who many in Pakistan feared might be forced to step down on Thursday, will appear before the probe team. The LHCBA vice president, meanwhile, highlighted that questions that the top court had raised over the absence of a money trail for the Sharif family's alleged offshore wealth can not be ignored. Read More »

Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign after Taliban attack

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A suicide auto bomb attack reportedly took place near a military camp in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost province on Monday. The massacre led to the resignations of Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shaheem. Up to ten army personnel have been arrested and are being questioned as suspects, a military spokesman attached to the base told AFP , amid fears it could have been an insider attack. Read More »

Kejriwal afraid of defeat, says BJP MP Maheish Girri

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Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to blame this on voters' names disappearing from electoral rolls. The AAP and the Congress hope to wrest power from the BJP, which has governed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for the last two terms. Read More »

Sirens, silence as Israel remembers Holocaust

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President Reuven Rivlin spoke at a ceremony marking Israel's Holocaust memorial day that was attended by former German President Joachim Gauck. Millions of innocent people were imprisoned and executed by the Nazis without mercy, Trump said. Read More »

Russian Federation knew in advance of Syrian chemical attack

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Haley pointed out that even China, which has typically voted with Russian Federation on similar resolutions, decided not to block the measure this time. Secondly, we don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there. The Syrian government denied possession of chemical weapons, while the Russian Defence Ministry accused Syrian rebels of producing toxic agents in a depot which exploded under a strike by Syrian warplanes and caused the contamination. Read More »

Le Pen goes fishing for votes _ literally

They were there to protest far-right candidate Marine Le Pen from the Front National, as well as her second round opponent Emmanuel Macron, a centrist who represents En Marche! . She told reporters on the quayside she would defend seafarers and all endangered sectors against invasive European Union regulations."Let me warn you, that man (Macron) will destroy our entire social and economic structure", she told a horde of journalists at Le Grau du Roi, a port west of Marseille.Macron, a ... Read More »

US ups Korean defenses, top admiral says forces are capable

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Harris underscored the importance of what he referred to as a "shift" in Kim Jong Un's rhetoric, after threatening nations like Australia and the U.S.by name this week. "The weapons that North Korea would put against the Carl Vinson strike group are easily defended by the capabilities resident in that strike group", he said. Read More »

United States criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria

YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said there was heavy Turkish artillery fire across the border into Syria on Wednesday. USA officials said that they had asked Turkey not to proceed without proper coordination but that the request was ignored. Cavusoglu, however, who was speaking to reporters in Uzbekistan, said Ankara had nothing to hide and that it was entitled to "a legitimate right" to intervene militarily in Syria and Iraq to repel threats. Read More »

Vijay Mallya condemns 'usual Indian media hype' after arrest

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Liquor baron Vijay Mallya was released on bail by a London court soon after his arrest by Scotland Yard Police's extradition wing. India is in touch with the United Kingdom on the issue of extradition of Vijay Mallya who has been declared a proclaimed offender, the external affairs ministry said today. Read More »

US Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons

The Pentagon chief warned Syria not to use them against the Syrian people. The Defense secretary, the first Cabinet level official in the Trump administration to visit Israel, later held a meeting in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who reiterated praise for the US cruise missile strike, calling it a sign of a "strategic change" in USA leadership and policy from the Obama administration. Read More »

At Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, Trump Vows To Confront Anti-Semitism

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Did President Trump's Holocaust memorial speech clean up his blemished record on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust? He was also slow to disavow former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke , who endorsed him. There he denounced anti-Semitic attacks saying: "It has been on display in the most sinister manner when terrorists attack Jewish communities or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction". Read More »

Syria chemical attack: Inspectors find 'incontrovertible' evidence of sarin gas

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on April 19 that this country would present proof of the Assad regime's culpability in the coming days, the Deutsche Welle report said. On April 6, U.S. President Donald Trump authorized the deployment of 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian air base in response to the attack. The officials delivered the assessment on Wednesday, weeks after a chemical attack in Syria killed at least 90 people. Read More »

Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

Governor Scott Walker is praising the import tax on timber from Canada, saying trade should be both free and fair. "Disagrees strongly. Them's fighting words", concluded Colbert. While no other immediate retaliation was planned against Ottawa , Ross said Washington was looking into measures to "correct" what it says is an effective block on a new class of United States dairy exports. Read More »

Donald Trump vows to terminate Nafta if no 'fair deal'

The White House said "the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures", to work on renegotiating the deal. "It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation", Trump said in a written statement that accompanied the White House readout of the phone calls. Read More »

In return to Chicago, Obama aims to prep 'next generation of leadership'

Taking great care to avoid mentioning his successor by name, Obama's only direct reference to Trump came when undergraduate Ramuel Figueroa spoke about the difficulty he had getting day laborers involved in a research project he was conducting, saying they feared becoming victims of Trump's crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Read More »