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Global Jeremy Corbyn rules out 'empty chairing' Theresa May in televised debates
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn rules out 'empty chairing' Theresa May in televised debates

The PM noted that Mr Corbyn had not answered her points on security before defending the government's record and repeatedly saying the Conservatives offered a "strong and stable" leadership . May began her response by criticising the record of Labour in Wales over the health service there, before focusing on the election. "Every vote for him is a vote to weaken our economy".

Global Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport
Author: 0 Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

US jets are also known to strike at positions in Idlib province, where they target al Qaeda-linked fighters. Syrian state television also reported that Israel had conducted a missile attack on the site. Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking from the United States, where he has been meeting U.S. officials, told Israeli Army Radio: "I can confirm that the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via ...

Global North Korea celebrates founding of military
Author: 0 North Korea celebrates founding of military

South Korea says key parts of a contentious US missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. Graham, a defense hawk who dined with Trump on Monday night, said North Korea should not underestimate the president's resolve. The USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered submarine, arrived at the South Korean port of Busan in what was described as a routine visit to rest the crew and load supplies.

Global Trump errs on the court system
Author: 0 Trump errs on the court system

District Judge William Orrick quoted Trump to support his decision to block the president's executive order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the president was well within his power to issue the executive order and the Department of Justice would continue to fight the cases in court.

Global Hawaii threatened by North Korea now, US commander tells Congress
Author: 0 Hawaii threatened by North Korea now, US commander tells Congress

The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific says the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen. U.S. China opposes the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, being installed in South Korea. Several hundred South Korean villagers protested near the site, hurling water bottles at vehicles moving the parts in.

Global Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005
Author: 0 Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

As pointed out on Twitter by Sister Helen Prejean, (the anti-death penalty campaigner played by Susan Sarandon in the movie Dead Man Walking) the drugs used in the triple cocktail of lethal injections on Thursday night illustrated the shady nature by which the state had acquired its instruments of death.

Global D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone
Author: 0 D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

He officially crosses the threshold on Saturday. An aide rushes in with a new bill that "lowers taxes for only Republicans", to which Trump responds, "Can't Fox News read it and I'll watch what they say?" "So many accomplishments", he crowed in a new animated short, published Wednesday night.

Global Merkel regrets Netanyahu's snub of her foreign minister
Author: 0 Merkel regrets Netanyahu's snub of her foreign minister

After the Belgian PM Charles Michel also got in trouble this February for meeting the same two activist groups in Israel, Siegmar Gabriel indirectly had been warned, but refused to cancel his plans. Gabriel added that it would be "unthinkable" to cancel a meeting with Netanyahu if he met critics of the German government during a visit to Germany.

Global Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen
Author: 0 Macron campaign for French presidency off to slower start than Le Pen

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, left, is greeted by workers outside a whirlpool home appliance factory in Amiens, France , Wednesday April 26, 2017. He called Le Pen's National Front party "xenophobic". Anti-EU and anti-immigrant National Front leader Marine Le Pen wants to ditch the euro and has plans to print money to finance tax cuts and larger welfare payments.

Global Citing intervention bid, Venezuela to leave bloc
Author: 0 Citing intervention bid, Venezuela to leave bloc

Venezuela said yesterday it was quitting the Organisation of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis. Wednesday was another day of marches as both pro-government and opposition groups took to the streets of Caracas . The OAS, which Maduro had previously described its Secretary-General Luis Almagro of being a dictator, held a meeting to call for a possible Foreign Ministers summit to debate the Venezuelan crisis.

Global US sets up missile defence in South Korea as North shows power
Author: 0 US sets up missile defence in South Korea as North shows power

Seoul and Washington say THAAD's sole goal is to defend against North Korean missiles, but China is concerned the system's powerful radar could penetrate its territory and undermine its security. Adm Harris said that the relationship between Mr Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping remained "positive and encouraging". Harris said he has no doubt that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intends to fulfill his pursuit of a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.

Global United States wants to bring North Korea 'to path of dialogue'
Author: 0 United States wants to bring North Korea 'to path of dialogue'

The threat would extend to nearby Japan, another country North Korea regularly threatens. Tensions between the USA and North Korea are already inflamed before an anticipated sixth nuclear test from Pyongyang, which has accelerated its long-range missile development programme.

Global Modi launches Rs 2500 an hour air travel UDAN scheme
Author: 0 Modi launches Rs 2500 an hour air travel UDAN scheme

The Centre has nominated five operators - Alliance Air, Air Deccan, Odisha Air, SpiceJet and Trujet - to operate UDAN flights. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight from Shimla on April 27. Of the 44 airports, the Indian government had identified 22 which were flight-ready a year ago. "The winds from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, even the fresh winds from Delhi, have arrived in Himachal Pradesh", he said addressing the BJP's Parivartan Rally here.

Global Israeli Strike Hits Iranian Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport
Author: 0 Israeli Strike Hits Iranian Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport

An unnamed intelligence source said the air raid was Israeli and targeted an arms depot. It rarely comments on such operations. On Wednesday, Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman discussed the situation in Syria with Russia's defense and foreign ministers during a conference in Moscow, the ministry said.

Global At Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, Trump Vows To Confront Anti-Semitism
Author: 0 At Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, Trump Vows To Confront Anti-Semitism

May humanity never forget what has happened, and may we all band together to ensure that nothing of the like ever happens again. Denying the holocaust is only one of the forms of unsafe anti-Semitism that continues all around the world. People walk in front of a gate with the words "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free), in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz as thousands of people, mostly youth from all over the world gather for the annual "March of the Living" on Holocaust Remembrance ...

Global Trump readies executive order for USA to quit NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump readies executive order for USA to quit NAFTA

The U.S.is dependent on Canadian softwood because its own industry can't meet its domestic demand, Freeland said. The verbal attack on Canada - which was reinforced by United States announcements of sweeping tariffs on Canadian lumber imports - has few parallels in modern history and drew an immediate rebuke from the other side of the border, triggering fears of a trade war between the two major economies.

Global EC bribery case: Delhi police leaves for Chennai with TTV Dinakaran
Author: 0 EC bribery case: Delhi police leaves for Chennai with TTV Dinakaran

Dinakaran, is accused of bribing an Election Commission official to get the AIADMK's ' two leaves' symbol for his faction of the party. Delhi Police strategically tightened the noose around Dhinakaran in the days prior to his arrest. Besides the two, others connected to them were also questioned over illegal channels and conduits used for sending money to Delhi from Chennai , the sources said.

Global CBSE proposes to conduct NET once a year over poor response
Author: 0 CBSE proposes to conduct NET once a year over poor response

Since its inception, UGC administered the NET examination for consecutive 20 year till June 2014, later the HRD Ministry handed over the responsibility of UGC NET to the Country's biggest education board - the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Global Turkey detains dozens for suspected links to US-based cleric
Author: 0 Turkey detains dozens for suspected links to US-based cleric

Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 members of the Security Directorate for alleged links to the opposition movement Hizmet, headed by the controversial theologian Fethullah Gulen, an official source informed today. Erdogan, however, has argued that the reforms would make the Turkish government more strong and it would be able to take better decisions to defend the nation against terrorism and internal threats like the Kurdish insurgency and coup plots.

Global Lokpal bill is a workable piece of legislation: SC
Author: 0 Lokpal bill is a workable piece of legislation: SC

Rohatgi had submitted. Find us on Facebook too! On 28 March, after hearing arguments of all the parties, an SC bench reserved its decision on a batch of pleas seeking appointment of the Lokpal committee. Earlier on March 23, the opposition unleashed a stinging attack on the government over the delay in appointment of the Lokpal, a day after it informed the Supreme Court that the anti-corruption ombudsman can not be appointed without amending a law.

Author: 0 Housing, the overdose crisis, leadership feature in feisty B.C. leaders' debate

She said she was determined to continue to try to develop LNG and build up its Prosperity Fund. "How can you trust a leader who publicly talks about how big money corrupts politicians, and then quietly goes into a back room and strikes a deal with a union to have them pay for his senior staff?" Weaver declined to say who he would support in a possible minority government, but also compared himself to Alberta's NDP premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for taking ...

Global Trump to order probe into aluminum imports
Author: 0 Trump to order probe into aluminum imports

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the investigation is similar to one announced last week for steel imports into the United States, invoking Section 232 of a national security law passed in 1962 at the height of the Cold War. He says the US can't afford to become dependent on foreign imports in risky times. The U.S. share of the global market has dropped from a world-beating 16 percent in 2000 to less than 2 percent past year.

Global Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans
Author: 0 Suspended Alabama chief justice to announce future plans

But first, he added, "we've got to make America good again". Moore was suspended as chief justice of the state supreme court after he unsuccessfully attempted to have state judges defy the U.S. On other issues, Moore breaks with Republican orthodoxy. Earlier this month, Roy Moore lost his appeal against his suspension, after abusing his powers in an anti-gay crusade attempting to block same-sex marriage.

Global Putin hosts Japanese PM for talks to resolve islands dispute
Author: 0 Putin hosts Japanese PM for talks to resolve islands dispute

Abe welcomed the move and said "for the first time in history it has been chose to allow former residents to visit the graves of their relatives by plane", according to a Russian translation. Abe has good reason to rush to try to stem political damage. Abe's approval rating, although still above 50 percent, has recently fallen, as scandals erode public confidence in a government now in its fifth year.

Global Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 Merkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations

Britain has two years to complete its deal to leave the 28-nation European Union but is now preoccupied with a snap election taking place in early June. "There is now a great deal of agreement between the 27 nations and European Union institutions about our joint negotiating line with Britain", she said.

Global Amtrak accelerating Penn Station work, rail delays expected
Author: 0 Amtrak accelerating Penn Station work, rail delays expected

The Long Island Rail Road said at 8 a.m. that riders should expect good service after earlier warning them to expect delays and cancellations during the Thursday morning rush hour because of Amtrak maintenance work. The work will include several major infrastructure fix projects slated to start in May and continue into the fall, Amtrak said in a release. "Rather than proceed with the full replacement of these components across an extended period stretching out over several years, as ...

Global Protesters storm Macedonia parliament after vote for speaker
Author: 0 Protesters storm Macedonia parliament after vote for speaker

VMRO-DPMNE lawmakers challenged the legality of Thursday's vote, saying it was not carried out electronically as is the usual case because the parliamentary session had formally ended. Macedonia has been without a government since December a year ago, when former prime minister Nikola Gruevski's conservative party won elections, but without enough votes to form an administration.

Global Merkel warns against British illusions in Brexit talks
Author: 0 Merkel warns against British illusions in Brexit talks

Merkel also stated that she feels many people in Britain are "under the illusion" that Britain , as third party, would retain the rights of a member state. She said: "Some people in the United Kingdom are suffering under illusions". This involves dealing first with the exit bill, in defiance of Britain's demands for the financial issues to be handled at the same time as talks on a new relationship.

Global Donald Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted
Author: 0 Donald Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

Many have yet to be taken up. Earlier this week, the White House sent out an email to the press mailing list commemorating President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Toomey gives thumbs up on new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, but he wants to see more work on the budget. Only 26 percent of poll respondents believe Trump accomplished most or nearly all of the things he said he would do in his first 100 days, the poll found, down from the 40 percent who expected that he ...

Global AIADMK Merger, OPS Back as CM
Author: 0 AIADMK Merger, OPS Back as CM

The court allowed Delhi Police Crime Branch to quiz Chandrashekar till April 28 observing that the allegations against him were of a grave nature and there was a conspiracy to "undermine the sanctity of the electoral process through corrupt means".

Global Housing, the overdose crisis, leadership feature in feisty BC leaders' debate
Author: 0 Housing, the overdose crisis, leadership feature in feisty BC leaders' debate

Williams-Derry said it will be hard for Clark to use thermal coal as a bargaining chip in negotiations around softwood now that she is on the record saying coal is dirty. "You're always quick with a smile and a promise, but you don't deliver", he said to Clark. An author of the BC Labour Market Report says Wednesday's debate tells him a new provincial government needs to train mill workers.

Global Marine Le Pen stepping down from Front National in SHOCK move
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen stepping down from Front National in SHOCK move

She denounced "the old and completely rotten Republican Front" - the coalition of mainstream parties allied against her. But Macron's party spokesman, Benjamin Griveaux, scoffed at the idea of Le Pen as an agent of change. French presidential election candidate for the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron gestures at the audience during a meeting at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, on 23 April, 2017, after the first round of the Presidential election.

Global Brexit: Angel Merkel wants dialogue with Britain before final negotiations
Author: 0 Brexit: Angel Merkel wants dialogue with Britain before final negotiations

The conference aims at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs. THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has today (Thursday 27 April) rebuked the UK Government, telling it not to have any "illusions" that it would have the same rights as an European Union member after it leaves the bloc.

Global Kelly has simple message to critics: change law or shut up
Author: 0 Kelly has simple message to critics: change law or shut up

Even if border patrol intercepts all the illegal substances coming from outside the United States, the demand for narcotics will be fulfilled by replacement drugs like Crack Cocaine or other designer drugs. Addressing the major threats facing the country, Kelly highlighted "failed states, cyber-terrorists, vicious smugglers, and sadistic radicals" as well as the drug trade that plagues the U.S.

Global South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea; US stresses sanctions
Author: 0 South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea; US stresses sanctions

A top U.S. admiral said on Wednesday that America wants to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to "his senses", as senators attended an extraordinary briefing at the White House. North Korea will no longer host this year's judo world junior championships because of security risks amid rising tensions with South Korea and the United States.

Global French court rejects extradition of ex-Kosovo premier
Author: 0 French court rejects extradition of ex-Kosovo premier

The arrest further strained ties between Serbia and Kosovo, which declared independence with Western backing in 2008 and has demanded Belgrade drop its efforts to prosecute people linked to the conflict. "Once again it is proven that the slanders of the Serb secret services against the Kosovo Liberation Army [the wartime rebel force] are unfounded and not taken into consideration by the democratic world", Thaci said in a statement.

Global Government loses bid to delay air pollution plan until after General Election
Author: 0 Government loses bid to delay air pollution plan until after General Election

Courts had given the government until Monday 24 April to set out draft guidelines to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. Now Mr Justice Garnham has ruled that the draft plan MUST be made public by the 9th of May. Mr Justice Garnham refused ministers permission to appeal, although they can still approach the Court of Appeal directly. It comes after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs attempted to postpone publication until after the general election ...

Global United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10000
Author: 0 United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10000

The rabbit, named Simon and bred to be the largest rabbit in the world, died in the cargo hold of a plane headed from London's Heathrow Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Earlier, United announced steps it would take to reduce overbooking of flights. United Airlines really wants to avoid another customer service disaster.

Global US moves THAAD early to S. Korean site
Author: 0 US moves THAAD early to S. Korean site

The U.S. needs a strategy to change North Korea's economic and security calculus for it to freeze and ultimately eliminate its nuclear and missile programs, he said, adding: There's no "pretty military solution". He said that the US' decision "ignored public opinion and due process". South Korean protesters clashed with police yesterday as various components for a controversial U.S.

Global White House prepares draft of NAFTA withdrawal notice
Author: 0 White House prepares draft of NAFTA withdrawal notice

He says he believes "that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better". In a sharp pivot from his criticism of China and Mexico for their trade practices, US President Donald Trump suggested that Canada's benign image was deceptive, and the country's policies were damaging and unfair to the United States.

Author: 0 France's president warns of complacency over Le Pen

Macron's discussions with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France , a region where his anti-European Union opponent Marine Le Pen got the most votes, is not without risk. "Macron goes into the second round on a carpet of rose petals with nearly total support from the French mainstream media, elites, trade union organizations, entrepreneurs", she said in an interview on the TV channel France 2.

Author: 0 Trump contemplating plans to let U.S. withdraw from NAFTA

In phone calls to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time", the White House said in a statement. The AP reports that both the Mexican and Canadian governments confirmed the conversations had taken place. "As a tactic, it's definitely hardball, and probably not the way to deal with a counterparty that is both a longtime trading partner and critical to so many security, immigration and ...

Global Giant rabbit dies on United flight from London to O'Hare
Author: 0 Giant rabbit dies on United flight from London to O'Hare

United Airlines says it will raise the limit - to $10,000 - on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.

Global IPL-10: RCB-Sunrisers Hyderabad tie abandoned over persistent rain
Author: 0 IPL-10: RCB-Sunrisers Hyderabad tie abandoned over persistent rain

He also had a reasonably good game against RCB, conceding less than eight runs per over and even accounting for Chris Gayle. RCB is now languishing at No.6 on the points table and their match against Gujarat Lions today is their chance to prove that they can be better than they have been.

Author: 0 Giant British Rabbit Dies, Adding to United Airlines' Issues

The rabbits cost around $6,400 to raise, and Edwards sells them for $640 a pop. Simon, who was 10 months old, was expected to surpass his 4-foot, 4-inch dad. The changes are the result of United's thorough examination of its policies and procedures, and commitment to take action, in the wake of the forced removal of a customer aboard United Express Flight 3411 on April 9.

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