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Government unveils proposed marijuana legislation

While eight U.S. states and the District of Columbia have voted to legalise recreational marijuana, the White House has suggested that the Department of Justice will do more to enforce federal laws prohibiting recreational marijuana, raising concerns over how Canada's approach will coexist with a potential USA crackdown. [Full Article...]

North Korea's attempted missile launch failed, report says

It is not yet known what kind of missile was launched on Sunday although the country has repeatedly said it aims to develop a rocket that could reach the United States mainland. " We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack ", said Choe, widely seen by analysts as North Korea's No. [Full Article...]

Roadside bomb kills 9 Afghan forces battling the Taliban

Roadside bomb kills 9 Afghan forces battling the Taliban The growing frustrations among the Afghan officials follow amid reports that Moscow is providing support to the Taliban group. The United States - which has failed repeatedly to goad the Taliban into talks - declined to participate, saying it had not been consulted in advance. [Full Article...]

Korea displays new types of ballistic missiles

Korea displays new types of ballistic missiles North Korean schoolgirls perform at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang , North Korea. Analysts had expected North Korea to conduct a nuclear missile test around the time of his visit, possibly on Saturday as the nation celebrated the 105th birthday of its founder - Kim II Sung, the late grandfather of North Korea's current leader. [Full Article...]

China says no winners in Korea armed conflict

The officials weren't authorised to speak publicly on the results of the policy review and requested anonymity. Attendees at a February 23 NSC meeting forecast a crisis on the Korean Peninsula could prompt large numbers of refugees turning up in boats along the coast of the Sea of Japan, the agency said. [Full Article...]

Vehicle bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees

Vehicle bomb kills at least 39 Syria evacuees The explosion hit an area where busses carrying almost 5,000 people from Foua and Kfraya, villages in northern Syria that have been besieged by militants. More than 30,000 people are expected to be evacuated under the deal, which began on Wednesday with an exchange of prisoners between militants and government forces. [Full Article...]

What the Freedom Caucus stands for

What the Freedom Caucus stands for The conservative caucus backed a plan from Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., that would require insurers to cover patients with pre-existing conditions so long as they maintained continuous coverage. The only victor in both cases would be further growth of government bureaucracy, and the large health systems and insurance companies (special interests) feeding at the trough of taxpayer subsidies - probabl... [Full Article...]

Significance of Passion Week from Palm to Easter Sunday

Significance of Passion Week from Palm to Easter Sunday Here are just a few Bible verses , poems, sayings, and quotes to share with others on the 2017 holiday. The apostle Paul understood this when he faced big problems: time in jail, desertion by friends, an unspecified "thorn in his flesh", sickness, and more. [Full Article...]

United Nations and Palestinians blast Israel for new West Bank settlement plans

United Nations and Palestinians blast Israel for new West Bank settlement plans It also said the government had approved tenders to build 2,000 new apartments from previously approved settlement projects. He said Trump is "anxious to convey the message that he really wanted to have a peace agreement" and believes that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas "is anxious to make a deal", Dershowitz said. [Full Article...]

United States successfully test drops nuclear gravity bomb

United States successfully test drops nuclear gravity bomb National Security Agency suggests that American spies have burrowed deep into the Middle East's financial network, apparently compromising the Dubai office of the anti-money laundering and financial services firm EastNets. The March test was the first in a series scheduled to span the next three years, with the final design review due in September 2018 and the first production unit scheduled for c... [Full Article...]

Trump warns Putin and clears up his administration's message on Syria

Trump warns Putin and clears up his administration's message on Syria President Donald Trump , in an interview with Fox Business , said he informed Chinese President Xi Jinping about the air strikes he authorized in Syria over the "most lovely piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen" at his ocean-side club and that the communist leader was "enjoying it". [Full Article...]

Thousands of Syria evacuees stuck on road as deal falters

Thousands of Syria evacuees stuck on road as deal falters A military media unit run by Damascus ally Hezbollah said a suicide attacker had detonated a vehicle bomb near the convoy. Syrian state TV blamed the rebels for obstructing the deal, causing thousands of evacuees to be stuck in bus depots overnight. [Full Article...]

Sweden truck attack suspect tried to join Islamic State - Uzbek security source

Sweden truck attack suspect tried to join Islamic State - Uzbek security source The four people killed also included two Swedes and a Belgian woman. Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Akilov was radicalised after moving to Sweden in 2014 and the Central Asian nation's intelligence service had passed on information about him. [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton happy for 'exceptional' Valtteri Bottas after Bahrain pole

Lewis Hamilton happy for 'exceptional' Valtteri Bottas after Bahrain pole As Bottas himself said, what matters most is the race proper. Both Ferrari and Mercedes decided it was time to join the action. "I think it's a shame because we could respect each other a bit more and keep a bit of a gap instead of trying to squeeze in just ahead of the last corner. [Full Article...]

Chemical weapons experts to investigate Syria attack

Assad accused the West, particularly the United States, of being "hand-in-glove with the terrorists" over the Khan Sheikhoun incident. Standing next to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Jens Stoltenberg in Washington, Mr Trump also said it was "certainly possible" that Russian Federation was aware of the suspected attack. [Full Article...]

Palestinian kills British student in Jerusalem knife attack

Following the attack, police increased security in and around the light rail, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wrote on Twitter. The family of Hannah Bladon, the British student stabbed and killed in Jerusalem , say they are devastated by her death. [Full Article...]

Uzbek Suspect In Swedish Attack Sympathised With Islamic State

Uzbek Suspect In Swedish Attack Sympathised With Islamic State According to the paper, Police commander Jonas Hysing said, "we do not know where they are, so we can not enforce expulsion". "The Migration Agency rejected it in June 2016 and also decided that he was to be expelled", Hysing said. A woman handed out roses to two police officers guarding the square: "thank you", she said and smiled. Evensson said authorities had questioned over 500 people in the... [Full Article...]

IS denies suffering casualties from huge US bomb in Afghanistan: Amaq

Nicholson said the "MOAB" ordnance - for Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or less formally, the "Mother of All Bombs" - was "designed to destroy caves and tunnels, which ISIS-K have been using, along with extensive belts of IEDs, to thicken their positions against our offensive". [Full Article...]

Polls open in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms

Polls open in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms Opinion polls have predicted drastically different outcomes and victories for both sides. Around 10 percent of voters were undecided a day before the vote. It's the product of coal-fired ovens used to heat haphazardly built houses, known as "gecekondu" meaning "settled over night". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed supporters in Istanbul for the last time on Saturday, calling on... [Full Article...]

Referendum on expanding presidential powers begins in Turkey

A referendum on constitutional amendments that expand the powers of the president and abolish the post of the prime minister began in Turkey on Sunday morning. The draft states that the next presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on November 3, 2019. A supporter of the "YES" vote waves a placard as they campaign ahead of the Sunday referendum , in Istanbul, Friday, April 14, 20... [Full Article...]


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