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Congress returns to a quagmire

Congress returns to a quagmire A senior administration official said Trump "is not leaning in no a vote for this week", but is getting updates from his team. "If doesn't matter if it's next week", he said. Meanwhile, thousands of scientists and their supporters, feeling increasingly threatened by the policies of President Trump, gathered on Saturday in Washington for what they called the March for Science, abandoning a tradit... [Full Article...]

General election 2017: Tony Blair says Brexit stance more important than party

General election 2017: Tony Blair says Brexit stance more important than party Blair said he was not urging people to vote tactically but "vote on an informed basis on this issue". "Indeed, it appears this election is being driven by the political opportunism of the party in government, rather than by the people they represent". [Full Article...]

Germany AfD: Right-wing party picks election leaders

However, the issue has faded from the headlines, prompting some AfD leaders to seek a more pragmatic political path instead of turning into a "fundamental opposition" party. In a fervent appeal opening the event, Ms Petry said the AfD could still aim to become Germany's top party by the next general election in four years' time if it softened the harder edges of its message. [Full Article...]

Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall

Trump says Mexico 'eventually' will pay for border wall Don't you remember he said the Mexicans were going to pay for it? Putting up a wall along the US-Mexico border was part of Trump's campaign agendas, following which he issued an executive order in January for the beginning of construction. [Full Article...]

China minister urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

China minister urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation It said Ms Bishop had "better think twice" about the consequences of her "reckless tongue-lashing". Moon pledged that South Korea will play a bigger role in efforts to denuclearize the North and push for denuclearization based on simultaneous actions by stakeholders instead of demanding the North first show its resolve to give up atomic weapons. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike

North Korea warns Australia of nuclear strike North Korea recently detained a USA citizen, officials said Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. Last September, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test and displayed a series of missiles at a military parade earlier this month. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Celebrates Release of American Imprisoned in Egypt

The White House says Trump brought up Hijazi's imprisonment when Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi came to Washington earlier this month after earlier directing others on his staff to "address this situation through diplomatic channels". [Full Article...]

China maintains 'combat readiness' amid North Korean threats

China maintains 'combat readiness' amid North Korean threats South Korea was on heightened alert on Friday ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. "As President Trump made clear a few days ago, if China is unable to deal with North Korea, the United States and our allies will", he said. Cha said the USA coul... [Full Article...]

Melania nudges Trump to raise hand during national anthem

For the annual event, the White House lawn is opened to thousands of families and their small children to wander about and participate in a series of activities. A total of some 18,000 Easter eggs were made available to the kids, however, by the White House. The US Flag Code calls for anyone addressing the flag, either during the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem, to put their right ha... [Full Article...]

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Raptors finally looked to establish him at times and he finished with 12 points and five rebounds and went a ideal 5-for-5 from the field. The Bucks committed 21 turnovers Saturday. Leonard scored the Spurs' final 16 points in the fourth and Conley also had 16 between the fourth and OT. Valanciunas, who has started 357 games and come off the bench six times in his career, came into the gam... [Full Article...]

German anti-immigrant AfD party moves more to the right

German anti-immigrant AfD party moves more to the right The AfD, now represented in 11 of Germany's 16 states, aims to sign off on a programme for its campaign that it hopes will pave the way for the party to enter the national parliament for the first time in its four-year history. One police officer suffered a facial wound, leading to one male protestor being placed under arrest. Police secures the city center of Cologne, Germany during the party... [Full Article...]

France's Macron seen winning presidential runoff - polls

France's Macron seen winning presidential runoff - polls This post was syndicated from Breaking News, Nigeria News and World News - The Guardian Nigeria. With his words, he drew a sharp contrast with his opponent, who has floated the idea of referendum - dubbed "Frexit" - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. [Full Article...]

French election: Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen

French election: Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen In Le Pen's northern bastion of Henin-Beaumont, several activists from the feminist group Femen were arrested Sunday after staging a topless protest against her. Macron and LePen are each receiving 23 percent of the vote. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday "very interesting election now taking place in France". [Full Article...]

North Korea says it is ready to sink USA aircraft carrier

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (L) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a surface maneuvers exercise on March 22, 2017. has taken on North Korea. China, North Korea's sole major ally, opposes Pyongyang's weapons programs and has appealed for calm. Adding to the tensions, North Korea detained a Korean-American man in his 50s, bringi... [Full Article...]

FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference

The Times' investigative report suggests that a us intelligence agency managed to intercept some of what Russian hackers were stealing - and that one document, "described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms". [Full Article...]

United States aircraft carrier conducts drills with Japan on way to East Sea

A North Korean missile on parade in Pyongyang. The Japanese and US governments remain vigilant against North Korea's ballistic missile launches or a sixth nuclear test because of the anniversary on April 25 of its military's foundation. By conducting a joint exercise and showing the firm Japan-U.S. alliance, the aim is to increase pressure on North Korea, which has repeatedly engaged in provocat... [Full Article...]

China seriously concerned over North Korea's nuclear programme

China seriously concerned over North Korea's nuclear programme The North conducted two nuclear bomb tests and 24 ballistic missile tests last year, defying six Security Council sanctions resolutions banning any testing, and it has conducted additional missile tests this year, including one on Saturday that failed. [Full Article...]

53 voter turnout in Delhi municipal polls

53 voter turnout in Delhi municipal polls Coming just a little more than a month after BJP's big success in UP and it's more recent win in the Rajouri Garden assembly by poll, the party is tipped as the front runner despite a two-term incumbency in Delhi's three municipal bodies. Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India is also in the fray. (Photo: IANS ) New Delhi: Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan shows his finger marked wit... [Full Article...]

Arkansas holds first execution in 11 years following denied Supreme Court petition

Breyer repeated his now-familiar refrain that capital punishment itself is unconstitutional, highlighting Arkansas' planned execution spree as evidence. Representatives for Fresenius and Hikma Pharmaceuticals - the parent company for West-Ward, which the AP identified in 2015 as the likely maker of Arkansas' midazolam - said they don't know for sure that the state used their products because Arkan... [Full Article...]

Prayers, hugs as OH killer's ex-girlfriend meets family of victim

Prayers, hugs as OH killer's ex-girlfriend meets family of victim Police say Steve Stephens shot 74-year-old Robert Goodwin Sr. Stephens fled with officers in pursuit. "Stephens died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while driving a white Ford Fusion near Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11:10 a.m., police said". [Full Article...]

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