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United States tells North Korea to cease 'destabilizing actions and rhetoric'

If North Korea conducts a nuclear test, " Beijing will undoubtedly support the United Nations in adopting tougher sanctions against it, including oil embargo", said the newspaper, which is known for its nationalistic views. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea said these moves are tantamount to declaring nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea's menace has been ... [Full Article...]

Madeleine McCann: New documentary promises 'major breakthrough' in case

Madeleine McCann: New documentary promises 'major breakthrough' in case A former Scotland Yard detective who also featured in the documentary told Nine.com.au his analysis of Maddie's disappearance had been heavily distorted and that he would never work with Seven again. If I had kidnapped her that's not the way I'd want to go. Kate told the show, called Sunday Night: "That's the thing, if people sat down and thought logically for even five minutes, they'd know it... [Full Article...]

American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

Witnesses say the flight attendant was "violently yanking the stroller away from the mom, almost hitting the baby in the head". The incident comes less than two weeks after video of a man being violently dragged off a United Express flight. [Full Article...]

North Korea: 'A lot of sabre-rattling'

Abe told reporters following a separate call with Trump that he had praised the USA leader's policy of keeping all options on the table for countering the North Korean threat. USA vice president Mike Pence was in Australia over the weekend, during which time North Korea's nuclear threat dominated talks with prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. [Full Article...]

Macron Must Win Big to Have Chance to Fulfill Pledges

Macron Must Win Big to Have Chance to Fulfill Pledges France is a founding member and the third-biggest economy in the 28-member bloc after Germany and the United Kingdom, the latter of which is expected to leave the union in the next few years. In an editorial headlined "The hope of Macron", Spain's top-selling daily El Pais said the young centrist's success "points the way that traditional parties must follow if they want to reconnect with their vo... [Full Article...]

Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election Far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen is in second, according to the polling company IPSOS. Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front did not deliver posters in time for them to appear outside voting booths overseas, the French Foreign Ministry said Sunday. [Full Article...]

Afghan chiefs resign after Taliban's deadliest base attack

On Sunday MPs said Major General Mohmand Katawazai, the commander of 209 Shaheen Army Corps, Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor, Habibi, Shahim, Minister of Interior Taj Mohammad Jahid and the Head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Masoom Stanekzai must all be held accountable for Friday's deadly attack on the Balkh army base. [Full Article...]

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

The exact toll from Friday's assault in the northern province of Balkh remained unclear, with some local officials putting the number of dead alone as high as 130. The attackers managed to pass through two checkpoints at the base, driving in two military vehicles. Many called for the resignation of Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and the commander of the 209th Corps stationed at the base. [Full Article...]

US Sends 2 More Aircraft Carriers to Korean Peninsula

South Korea has convened a National Security Council meeting after the failed test, saying in a statement their government "condemns this serious threat on the Korean peninsula and overall worldwide society". U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gives a speech to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. [Full Article...]

Exit Polls Predict Sweep For BJP, AAP Rout In Delhi Civic Polls

Exit Polls Predict Sweep For BJP, AAP Rout In Delhi Civic Polls The BJP - which has dominated the MCD for a decade and is eyeing a third consecutive term - the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, and the Congress had roped in top leaders for wooing voters. The voters of these three civic bodies make up almost 90 per cent of the Delhi state electorate. The two smaller civic bodies are the Delhi Cantonment Board as well as the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). [Full Article...]

Policeman shot dead in apparent Islamic State terror attack in Paris

But police suspect he may have been inspired by the radical Islamic group but not necessarily a member. Hollande, who said he was convinced the shooting was a "terrorist act", cancelled a trip to Bretagne and will chair a security Cabinet meeting on Friday. [Full Article...]

Watchdog slams United Nations for electing Saudi Arabia to committee on gender equality

Watchdog slams United Nations for electing Saudi Arabia to committee on gender equality A Saudi woman was even flogged for checking her husband's phone without his permission. Saudi Arabia was elected to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Saudi Arabia, the country to which the United Kingdom exports most weapons, already sits on the UN Human Rights Council. Among the many restrictions on women's rights in Saudi Arabia, dubbed "the world's most misogynistic re... [Full Article...]

N. Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

N. Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade The parade, the annual highlight of North Korea's most important holiday, came amid growing worldwide worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch, such as its first flight test of an ICBM capable of reaching U.S. [Full Article...]

French presidential election at 2030 ET

Hamon, forecast to win a humiliating six percent and finish in fifth place, said the left had suffered a "historic drubbing" but said voters should back Macron to keep out Le Pen who he said was "an enemy of the republic". USA stock index futures rose sharply on Sunday on relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election, reducing the prospect ... [Full Article...]

IIT student found hanging

IIT student found hanging His roommates claimed that the talented student was suffering from depression since last few weeks and committed suicide when he was alone in his hostel room. After the police arrived, they entered the room and recovered a one-line suicide note. His sister Neethu is also an engineering student. Nidhin's suicide is the second such case reported from IIT-Kharagpur in the past 20 days, the TNIE re... [Full Article...]

Asian markets mostly higher, post first round of French elections

Prices for protection against wild swings in stocks, bonds and the euro surged last week ahead of the election as polls tightened and investors fretted that another unforseen election outcome could upend a solid start to the year for risk assets. [Full Article...]

N. Korea Unveils New Missiles in Massive Military Parade

N. Korea Unveils New Missiles in Massive Military Parade Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "storm clouds" were gathering, an apparent reference to North Korean preparations to conduct a new nuclear test and the United States' deployment of a naval strike force to the waters off the peninsula. The official added that if the USA shows any sign of "reckless" military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own. But it's doubtful ... [Full Article...]

Here's Where To Find An Easter Egg Hunt On The South Lakefront

Here's Where To Find An Easter Egg Hunt On The South Lakefront Hill said there will be entertainment and Walgreen's will be taking the pictures with the Easter Bunny for free. It begins at 11am with the first clue at the Parker Trust community building in Kayll Road with further clues along the route to St Luke's Terrace which will be specially decorated for the occasion with Easter related artworks. [Full Article...]

Oil workers' strike triggers gasoline lines in Sri Lanka

Oil workers' strike triggers gasoline lines in Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to visit India from April 25 to April 29 to strengthen economic cooperation between the two neighbors. Long lines formed at gasoline stations across Sri Lanka on Monday as workers from a state-run petroleum company went on strike to protest the government's plan to lease out oil tanks to neighboring India. [Full Article...]

South Korea, US in talks over joint drills with USS Carl Vinson

The exercises - also involving a U.S. guided-missile cruiser and guided-missile destroyer - are being held in the Philippine Sea, the navy said, as the naval strike group "continued its northern transit in the Western Pacific ". Pyongyang is still believed to be far from reaching its aim of building a missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, but the secretive nation has ramped up its rhetor... [Full Article...]


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