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Australia, New Zealand back Trump on possible WTO action on Canada dairy

A group of senators is urging the Trump administration to act against what they call "trade barriers" that are restricting USA dairy farmers' access to Canada. About 70 dairy producers in both Wisconsin and NY are affected by the decision. The governors say Canada's actions could cost the USA economy hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More »

Gallup: Trump Drops 17 Points on Whether He Keeps His Promises

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Trump's onetime 65 percent rating among females, who once declared they think he keeps his promises, has now fell to just 40 percent. The decline in faith that he would follow through on his pledges spanned across demographics - women, men, liberals, moderates and conservatives. Read More »

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

Participants raised the Palestinian flag as well as pictures of prisoners and slogans that condemn the Israeli policy against the prisoners and calling on the worldwide community and humanitarian and rights organizations to press Israel to respond to the prisoners' demands. Read More »

US Vice President Pence arrives in Seoul

Vice President Mike Pence is opening his trip to the Asia-Pacific region amid increasing tensions in North Korea over the regime's nuclear and missile programs. The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the results of the policy review and requested anonymity. Washington and Seoul will try hard to figure out what exactly North Korea fired. Read More »

Russia, Iran, And Syria Issue Warning To US

But Assad said evidence collected at the scene came only from "a branch of al-Qaida", referring to a former jihadi affiliate that is among the groups controlling Idlib province, where Khan Sheikhoun is. "We have never used our chemical arsenal in our history". Prime Minister Theresa May says she believes it is "highly likely" Mr Assad's forces were behind the deaths, adding that "it is only the regime that has the capability to make such an attack". Read More »

Gwinnett County police assault victim set to speak out

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Michael Bongiovanni punching 21-year-old Demetrius Bryan Hollins in the face, according to reports. Days after two officers in suburban Atlanta were fired when videos surfaced showing them kicking and punching a motorist, authorities have reportedly dismissed almost 90 cases involving the pair. Read More »

Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria attack

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Putin is the leader of Russian Federation. "They were there", he said . "We want to hear concrete proof and then we will respond accordingly", Mr Lavrov said. But he said Moscow and Washington had agreed to continue co-operating to try to find a political solution for Syria. He has since made his support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies clear, but has reiterated his stance that European members need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the ... Read More »

Pak Coast Guard talks cancelled

According to sources, Bambawale is expected to raise the issue of consular access to Jadhav as Pakistan has rejected 13 of India's requests for the same in the last one year. "I have again requested the Pakistan foreign secretary to give access to Jadhav so that we can appeal", he said. The Indian side also conveyed that it will appeal the order and is studying the Pakistan Army Act for the same. Read More »

Hillary Clinton responds to Syria strike

Clinton, who served as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, weighed in less than a day after Trump authorised airstrikes against a Syrian regime target in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians. Clinton said family and friends "rallied around me in an awesome way" and used the platform Thursday to level barbs against the Trump administration, which she said was going through "some very public growing pains". Read More »

Car bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

Only meters away, hundreds of evacuees from pro-rebels areas also loitered in a walled-off parking lot, guarded by government troops. Meanwhile, an Iraqi military statement said the Syrian air force has carried out a series of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants inside Syria, with one killing Abu Bakir al-Habeeb al-Hakim, leading member of the group in Raqqa, the IS de facto capital. Read More »

Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title

The England striker then took centre stage three minutes after the re-start after twisting past Simon Francis before rifling past Boruc as he made it 20 league goals for the third season in a row. Manchester City moved above Liverpool into third after they registered an impressive 3-0 win away at Southampton, with captain Vincent Kompany on the scoresheet. Read More »

Bomb 'kills dozens' of evacuees near buses in Syria

The UN says 4.72 million Syrians are in hard-to-reach areas, including 600,000 people under siege, mostly by the Syrian army, but also by rebels or the Islamic State group. "There's no drinking water or nourishment", Madaya inhabitant Ahmed, 24, revealed to Reuters news office prior, talking from the transport carport in Aleppo where he and others had been apparently holding up since Friday night. Read More »

Thumb impression signifies digital literacy: PM Modi

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Hence, citizens would be able to transact digitally, without access to smartphones, Internet, debit or credit cards through the platform. Further, to ensure that the culture of digital payments permeates down to the grassroot, the statement said the prime minister will also launch two new incentive schemes for the BHIM - cashback and referral bonus schemes . Read More »

Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

Minister Yun noted the possibility that provocations could come around the birthday of North Korea's late founder Kim Il-sung this weekend or around "Military Foundation Day" later this month. A National Security Council meeting discussed countermeasures in the event of an emergency, and the Foreign Ministry presented a safety bulletin urging Japanese in South Korea to stay alert to the political situation there. Read More »

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Some doctors had warned her against eating three eggs daily, which she did for years, but she ignored their advice. In an interview with La Stampa newspaper five years ago she said her fiance had died in WWI and that she had then been forced to marry a man she did not love. Read More »

A (bridge) toll too far

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Horgan promises to work with mayors on a new revenue solution for Metro Vancouver during the three years that the $500 million LNG fund is used to replace toll revenues. "I think our plan is focused on people, and we're going to be laying out our fully costed platform tomorrow". CMHC has documented how much rental housing prices increased from 2015 to 2016. Read More »

EVMs an excuse, accept defeat: Amit Shah

Sources said that the party was initially planning to hold the National Executive meeting in Lucknow in view of the grand success in the UP Assembly elections. He exhorted party leaders to work to realise the Modi government's dream of a "New India". "The BJP is yet to reach its peak". He said the "government was alive to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir" and that he did not set much score by the comments made by former chief minister of the State and National Conference (NC) leader Farooq ... Read More »

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

On NATO, Spicer pointed to the Secretary General's interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" where he indicated that NATO countries have been performing better in terms of their financial commitments. "I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change, and now they do fight terrorism". Trump , who has consistently challenged and criticized the alliance, praised it on Wednesday . Read More »

Child dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Downtown Atlanta

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He was taken to Grady Hospital after the incident around 3:30pm, and was later pronounced dead. Police say the child and his family were having lunch at the restaurant after traveling from Charlotte, NC. USA Today reported that George Reed, hotel manager for the Westin Peachtree Plaza, said it is working with authorities and will assist in the investigation. Read More »

Islamic State mufti killed in Mosul air strike

Col. Imad Khalaf said . "Among the dead were two judges and head of the high committee to supervise Isis military bases", Commander of Iraq's Federal Police, Major Shakir Jawdat, said, according to the Kurdish Rudaw news network. Iraqi Security Forces are "are advancing very carefully and cautiously in order to protect lives of civilian populations", he said on Thursday. Colonel Dorrian said the fight in Western Mosul had been tough but said IS fighters had no escape. Read More »

Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on ABC TV's "This Week" on Sunday likewise pointed out that the missile strike on Syria served as a warning to countries including North Korea. RUSSIA The Kremlin says Tillerson will not meet President Vladimir Putin when he visits Moscow on Wednesday, a move that could point to tensions over the attack on Syria. Read More »

French judges urge European Parliament to lift Le Pen's immunity

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The report said , "We recommend going tactically short June French futures at 147-72, for an initial target of 144.00, and stops on a close above 150.00". However, some polls show that should Melenchon reach the second round, he could win there. "I think France isn't responsible for the Vel d'Hiv", Le Pen said on Sunday, referring to the German-ordered roundup by French police of 13,000 Jews in July 1942. Read More »

Spain Saves 26 Migrants from Sinking Boat in Mediterranean

Smugglers put most of the migrants in flimsy inflatable dinghies that get picked up by rescue ships and other vessels once they reach worldwide waters. The International Organization for Migration reports that as of April 9, some 664 migrants have died on the Mediterranean, with 90 percent on the Libya-to-Italy route. Read More »

GOP Holds On To House Seat In Kansas Special Election

Estes carried Sumner County by 27 points on Tuesday. But on the morning after the election, it appears the president was savoring the unimpressive victory. But the non-presidential election usually has a stronger percentage showing of Republicans when compared to the percentage of Democratic voters who turn out. Read More »

Trump won't say if he has confidence in Bannon

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Last weekend, the two top aides held a peace negotiation session at the behest of Trump, who has expressed irritation about anonymous sniping in the media between the two camps, officials said. "As Breitbart grew, Mr. Trump was constantly in touch with Steve about news articles and doing interviews with his reporters", David Bossie, president of the conservative advocacy nonprofit Citizens United, told RealClearPolitics. Read More »

Trump's odd comments spell trouble for Bannon

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Administration officials said this was done at the urging of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, with whom Bannon had clashed. Axios reports that Bannon allies inside and outside the White House are " distraught " by Trump's comments, fearing they're a sign that Bannon's days are numbered and Trump is already pre-spinning the firing. Read More »

Kim Jong Nam's body enroute to Pyongyang

Mr Kim was killed when he was smeared in the face with the deadly toxin VX nerve agent - classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, left, past year in Pyongyang , and his late half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, in Narita, Japan in 2001. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar ( pix ) confirmed that police had indeed obtained statements from the three men that have been seeking refuge in the North Korean embassy since the murder ... Read More »

Manufacturing pulls down factory output, IIP dips 1.2% in Feb

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India's industrial production contracted by 1.2 percent in February due to poor performance manufacturing sector coupled with decrease in output of capital goods, as per data released by Central Statistics Office (CSO). In the consumer-durable segment, the output dipped by 0.9 percent in February against a growth of 10.4 percent in same month a year ago. Indicates that the growth remains fragile in manufacturing and need continued efforts to make the sector competitive. Read More »

Hungary's president signs bill aimed at Soros-founded school

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Hoyt Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for US relations with countries in Central Europe, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the U.S. While the government denies the legislation is targeted at CEU, Orban regularly blames Hungarian-born Soros, who also funds organisations that seek to promote human rights and government transparency, for trying to undermine him. Read More »

Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad may take part in presidential election

The disputed re-election of Mr Ahmadinejad in 2009 triggered the biggest protests in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Coming back to the political stage now could reopen those wounds. Ahmadinejad, who was term-limited in 2013, joined Twitter last month, perhaps signaling his readiness to return to the public stage. Presidential entrants will be screened for their political and Islamic qualifications by a vetting body, the Guardian Council . Read More »

Fierce Clashes Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon

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The camp founded in 1948 is the largest of the 12 Palestinian camps in Lebanon and is home to more than 54,116 registered refugees according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The fighting prompted the Lebanese army to take security measures at the entrance of the camp, including shutting the highway next to it. The situation was calmer on Tuesday though gunfire could still be heard in the camp, witnesses said. Read More »

Ugandan academic charged for calling Museveni 'pair of buttocks'

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Refuse the lies they are planting in state-owned newspapers to placate and derail us away from our struggle to make Museveni accountable for the futile promise and lies about sanitary pads for schoolgirls in Uganda, Dr. A year ago she was in the spotlight when her battle against eviction from an office at the prestigious Makerere University's Institute of Social Research came to light. Read More »

Markey to Trump: Negotiate with Kim Jong Un

As a U.S. strike group led by an aircraft carrier steamed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday, a senior official said President Donald Trump has asked to be provided with a range of options for eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat. "A more effective response is what we do, not just what we say", Blinken said. Jia Qingguo, a professor of International Relations at Beijing University, said the North's nuclear arsenal and highly sensitive geopolitical position meant the fallout of any ... Read More »

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

Even before the missile test, North Korea's nuclear program was expected to be an important talking point between Xi and Trump. But a senior administration official said this week "the clock is very, very quickly running out". Spicer said at the Friday press briefing that Trump was presented with several different options earlier this week and considered each with his national security team before deciding on the strike. Read More »

Xi stops in Alaska on way back to China

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USA officials said the two sides agreed to increase cooperation on trying to get North Korea's to abandon its nuclear weapons program, and China acknowledged the need for more balanced trade with the U.S. The meeting marks the first since they held talks in Beijing in December. Beijing's most powerful leader in decades also invited the neophyte U.S. president on a coveted state visit to China later in the year. Read More »

SKorean supporters of arrested ex-president protest in Seoul

Park Geun-hye entered the Seoul Detention Center in a black sedan before dawn Friday after a court approved her arrest on corruption allegations. Ahead of the hearing Thursday, prosecutors submitted around 120,000 pages of documents to the Seoul Central District Court relating to the charges against Park, and said it would be "counter to the principle of fairness " if she was not arrested. Read More »

Trump explained US position on THAAD to Xi: South Korea

He noted the historic responsibility of both countries - the world's largest economies and emerging military rivals - to work toward peace and stability. The official Xinhua News Agency said Trump will travel to China at an "early date" in 2017, but gave no details. President Donald Trump is considering major changes in his top-level staff, including replacing White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, amid a deepening rivalry between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. Read More »

'Problems will be going away' - Trump after meeting Chinese President Xi

President Donald Trump , who met at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, said they had the chance to establish a relationship and discuss a wide range of issues including trade, investment and security. They remarked generally about "progress" in their relationship and optimism about the future. The two sides should promote the " healthy development of bilateral trade and investment " and advance talks on a bilateral investment agreement, Xi said, according to a statement on China's ... Read More »

Grand National: 14/1 shot One For Arthur claims victory at Aintree

The 14-1 victor One For Arthur , thought to be named after the famous Irish brewer Arthur Guinness, held off the challenge of Cause Of Causes to triumph, with Saint Are third and favourite Blaklion fourth. "I couldn't believe how fast the first circuit went in my head". I asked the doctor if I'd be able to ride in the National - he smiled at me and said 'well at least it's a race that you're unlikely to fall off in!' The victor was chased home by Cause Of Causes with Saint Are ... Read More »

Trump team touts 100-day China trade plan following Xi Jinping talks

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The state-run Global Times said a USA strike against North Korea would unleash carnage on the Korean peninsula. Trump's National Security Council has reportedly provided the president with options for more direct intervention in North Korea, which has seen deteriorating relations with all of its regional neighbors including China as well as the USA amid continuing ballistic missile tests. Read More »

Hamilton anticipates a tight title race

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Lewis Hamilton is expecting some tight tussles with Sebastian Vettel during the season. A chaotic start to the race on a wet track, however, scuttled the highly anticipated showdown as Hamilton coasted to victory for his fifth title in Shanghai and first of the new Formula One season. Read More »

Passenger is dragged off overbooked United flight

US airlines are allowed to involuntarily bump passengers off overbooked flights, with compensation, if enough volunteers can not be found, according to the US Department of Transportation. When they know a flight is oversold, airlines will ask for volunteers to give up their seat, usually for a travel voucher or other reward, and a seat on a later flight. Read More »

US threatens more pressure on Syria after missile strikes

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser is calling on Russian Federation to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaving open the possibility of additional USA military action against Syria. Trump huddled with his national security team on Thursday at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach to discuss options on Syria . Why was Syria's Shayrat airbase bombed? The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom , and the USA, with ... Read More »

Russian police check suspicious object in St. Petersburg

Six people from Central Asia were detained in St Petersburg on suspicion of collaborating with terror organisations including the Islamic State, Russian authorities said. The Interfax news agency says Russian law enforcement agencies are searching for two suspects in the St. Petersburg subway bombing. The statement said the authorities had not yet decided whether to press charges against the detainees. Read More »

Chinese Giant LeEco Ends Plan to Acquire US TV Maker Vizio

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However, LeEco and Vizio have struck a new deal. The deal, valued at $2 billion, was apparently cut off due to " regulatory headwinds ". The companies say they will "continue to explore opportunities" to collaborate, but this particular professional marriage is off. Read More »