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UK's Labour vows to take on 'cosy cartel' that protects wealthy UK's Labour vows to take on 'cosy cartel' that protects wealthy
- April 26, 2017

Parliament is expected to be dissolved on May 3, as British law mandates the dissolution must happen 25 working days before a general election. The Prime Minister greeted Antonio Tajani with a handshake on the doorstep of Number 10, but the pair made no comment to waiting reporters. (more...)
Council of Europe puts Turkey on notice over rights, democracy
- April 26, 2017

Mikko also expressed disappointment that Turkish authorities were considering the re-introduction of the death penalty. Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin confirmed the legal action during a press conference in Ankara , saying, "We will do our best not to legitimise such fascist approaches". (more...)
Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions
- April 26, 2017

On April 7, President Donald Trump ordered the United States military to carry out a barrage of missile strikes against a Syrian airfield, where United States officials claimed the chemical attack originated. Freeland previously called on Russian President Vladimir Putin, an ally of Syria, to step in to find a way to remove Assad and bring peace to Syria, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (more...)
United Kingdom may reverse Brexit post polls: EU Parliament President United Kingdom may reverse Brexit post polls: EU Parliament President
- April 26, 2017

On Wednesday, MPs voted in favour of a snap election. Parliament is expected to be dissolved on May 3, as British law mandates the dissolution must happen 25 working days before a general election. "The country is coming together, but Westminster is not". Professor Martin Smith, head of the University of York's Department of Politics, said: "With a large Conservative majority, the government will be able to get through any Brexit deal". (more...)
First US double execution in 17 years First US double execution in 17 years
- April 26, 2017

In the emergency filing, Williams' attorneys wrote that officials spent 45 minutes trying to place an IV line in Jones' neck before placing it elsewhere. Jones had fried chicken, potato logs with tartar sauce, beef jerky bites, three candy bars, a chocolate milkshake and fruit punch. Williams requested three piece of fried chicken, potato logs with ketchup, nachos with chili cheese and jalapenos, and two Mountain Dews. (more...)
Why Ranchers and Farmers Are Cheering for Sonny Perdue
- April 26, 2017

The AVMA is pleased that a veterinarian, Secretary Sonny Perdue , DVM, was confirmed to the position of United States Secretary of Agriculture . Perdue's late nomination back in January-in addition to the 3-month confirmation wait-has prompted some to say that all matters concerning rural farming and food safety in the USA are not a priority for President Trump. (more...)
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018 Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018
- April 26, 2017

The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child. Preventative measures being promoted in sub-Saharan Africa include using insecticide-treated nets, spraying indoor walls with insecticides, and administering preventive medicines to the most vulnerable groups - pregnant women and young children or babies. (more...)
Trump says it's 'possible' he will ditch Iran deal Trump says it's 'possible' he will ditch Iran deal
- April 26, 2017

According to an investigation by Politico , in addition to the prisoner release, the Justice Department quietly "dropped charges and global arrest warrants against 14 other men, all of them fugitives". "It's entirely possible that during the pendency of the negotiations, that folks who were doing their jobs, doing the investigations and bringing cases, having no understanding of and insight into the other process, were frustrated because they don't feel like their stuff is moving forward", ... (more...)
Trump To End First 100 Days With Low Approval Ratings Trump To End First 100 Days With Low Approval Ratings
- April 25, 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in a series of stories assessing the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency. Despite bearing the President's signature the pledge is not binding, which is lucky because Trump seems unsure as to what it actually contains. (more...)
Security Council must impose new sanctions on North Korea
- April 25, 2017

Kim may be alleged to have done that is not related to his teaching work on the PUST campus". The paper likened the aircraft carrier to a "gross animal" and said a strike on it would be "an actual example to show our military's force". The call between the presidents was the latest manifestation of their close communication, which was good for their countries and the world, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. (more...)
Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit
- April 25, 2017

University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus filed a lawsuit Monday against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech. (more...)
Accused kidnapper due in court Monday Accused kidnapper due in court Monday
- April 25, 2017

According to ABC News , the 15-year-old girl reunited with her friends and family late this week. The glass or the beer? "He's done this disgusting thing that he has to pay for, but he's still my brother and I love him", she said. The teenager's return was "wonderful news for our community", the Maury County Public Schools District said in a statement . "At the end of the day she's 15 years old". (more...)
Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard
- April 25, 2017

Meanwhile, Amber settled her divorce from Johnny Depp last August after separating in May 2016 - amid claims that the actor had been physically abusive towards her. The post also confirms another couple of big shot dinner guests - film director James Wan and executive producer of the upcoming Aquaman film, Rob Cowan , both of whom are now shooting with Heard. (more...)
N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held
- April 25, 2017

Yonhap described Kim as a former professor at the Yanbian University of Science and Technology in Yanji, Jilin, China. The institution opened its doors and began holding classes in 2010. Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President, said on Saturday it would arrive "within days", but gave no further details. Japan announced Sunday that two of its destroyers began conducting joint naval drills with a USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group in the western Pacific Ocean. (more...)
Xi Jinping speaks to Trump, asks for restraint over N Korea
- April 25, 2017

The Global Times said Trump had initially labelled Obama's policies as mistaken, but then followed the same line. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable", Trump told a meeting with the 15 UN Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russian Federation, at the White House on Monday. (more...)
US issues 271 sanctions against Syria
- April 25, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the sanctions "enormously important" in a guest appearance at Monday's White House press briefing. The sanctions freeze assets and prohibit American companies from engaging in business with those named. (more...)
British PM Theresa May calls general election
- April 24, 2017

May contrasted the "strong and stable leadership" she could provide with what she warned would be a "coalition of chaos" if Jeremy Corbyn was elected. The Brexit coordinator also took issue with the timing of the election, calling it a "powergrab" created to "take advantage of a Labour party in seeming disarray to secure another five years of power before the reality of Brexit bites". (more...)
Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must
- April 24, 2017

Trump's presidency is approaching the 100-day mark, but his GOP allies in Congress have been tempering expectations that the president would emerge as a big victor. Trump's administration has indicated that the wall is a high priority and that they will do what they can to fund it. He said that's because, at the very least, the White House believes congress will pass a short term spending bill to keep federal departments and agencies open. (more...)
Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury
- April 24, 2017

Griffin had averaged 25.0 points per game during the first two games of the series. He was sidelined in Game 4 of the first round in 2016, aggravating a left quadriceps injury against the Trail Blazers. "We have to be creative, clearly", Rivers said. But a amusing thing happened in the second half of Game 3 on Friday night: The Clippers started playing their best basketball with Griffin on the bench. (more...)
Firefighter dies after fall from burning New York City apartment building Firefighter dies after fall from burning New York City apartment building
- April 24, 2017

Nigro announced Friday that fire marshals determined that incense left burning unattended in the bedroom of a second-floor apartment caused the fire where an FDNY firefighter from Bethpage died Thursday. But the bucket got caught on the edge of the roof, and firefighters were trying to reposition it, sources said. Our condolences to the family of William Tolley and the band and NYFD's extended family. (more...)
Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on Afghan military base Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on Afghan military base
- April 24, 2017

The attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, was one of the deadliest to strike Afghan forces in years and illustrated the continuing lethality of an insurgency now in its 16th year. "Two suicide bombers detonated their vests full of explosive inside the mosque of the army corps while everyone was busy with Friday prayers", said Gen. (more...)
Frustrated Pacers still looking to fight back against Cavs
- April 24, 2017

What if IN just plays out the string and allows the Cavs to waltz out of Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday with a 4-0 series sweep? "It took us two quarters", Lue said. LeBron Passes Kobe: LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's all-tim playoff scoring list. He's tied with three former Los Angeles Lakers - Michael Cooper, Magic Johnson and James Worthy. (more...)
Canadian women win three straight games on Day 1 at Kitakyushu Sevens Canadian women win three straight games on Day 1 at Kitakyushu Sevens
- April 24, 2017

The Canadian women had won their five previous matches at the tournament, blanking Russian Federation 41-0 and Australia 33-0 earlier Sunday - Canada's largest margin of victory ever over both countries. New Zealand charged into a 14-0 lead but a try by captain Abbie Brown made the half-time score 14-5. After the try, New Zealand kicked off with less than a minute remaining and got the all back when Kish uncharacteristically fumbled the kickoff. (more...)
Volkswagen Ordered To Pay $2.8B In Criminal Fines Volkswagen Ordered To Pay $2.8B In Criminal Fines
- April 24, 2017

VW admits that almost 600,000 diesel cars in the USA were programmed to turn on pollution controls during testing and off while on the road. While lawyers representing the U.S. Before all of that, Cox paused for a moment and said he recalled a time when Volkswagen occupied a more prominent place in the USA automotive industry. (more...)
Courageous of Vedanti to take rap for veterans in Babri case: BJP Courageous of Vedanti to take rap for veterans in Babri case: BJP
- April 24, 2017

But if there was somebody who conspired, it is the CBI. While indulging in such talk (for public consumption), these leaders forget that they are also insinuating that the present ruling dispensation at the Centre has some truck with the apex court. (more...)