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United Nations condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes

United Nations condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch attempt", said U.S. military Commander Dave Benham in a statement , according to the news agency. But much of that enthusiasm has waned overnight as North Korea has found it hard to get one up. While this launch may not have been successful, this much is clear: North Korea is quickly becoming a major issue fo... [Full Article...]

Opinion analysis: A victory for intellectually disabled inmates in Texas

Opinion analysis: A victory for intellectually disabled inmates in Texas Chief Judge John G. Roberts Jr. dissented in an opinion joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. The lower court that upheld Moore's sentence wrongly used a quarter-century old definition employed in Texas when it determined Moore was not intellectually disabled, the court ruled. [Full Article...]

Korean prosecutors plan to question Park next week

Her neighbours gave her a pair of Jindo dogs, a Korean breed of hunting dogs, when she left for the presidential Blue House in 2013. Park returned to her private home in southern Seoul on Sunday. An official at the prosecution's special investigation unit told reporters on Tuesday that the former president will be questioned as a suspect in the investigation into the Choi Soon-sil scandal. [Full Article...]

City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies

City leaders defy White House threat on Some cities have adopted policies that feature refusal to detain known felons under federal detainer requests, Sessions said , citing a Department of Homeland Security report showing that in one week there were more than 200 instances of jurisdictions refusing to honor detainer requests concerning individuals charged or convicted of a serious crime. [Full Article...]

Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels

Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels Its military media arm says fighting is underway in the opposition-held Jobar neighborhood, which Syrian government forces had held under siege since 2013. In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, damaged and blocked street where clashes erupted between the Syrian government forces and rebels, near the Abbassiyin square, east Damascus, Syria, Monday March 20, 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump campaign chief linked to Putin interests

It is unclear how much lobbying work Manafort conducted for Deripaska. The report of Manafort's pro-Russian work comes days after FBI Director James Comey "confirmed that his agency is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia" in last year's US election, as the Two-Way reported . [Full Article...]

Korea prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader over scandal

The Constitutional Court removed Park from office in earlier March, three months after she was impeached by lawmakers over the allegations. Prosecutors said that "since Park denies the majority of the criminal charges, there are continuing concerns that she will destroy evidence". [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership The Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday that Switzerland would "rigorously investigate" any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before a 16 April referendum that could expand Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers. [Full Article...]

Calls grow for Nunes to recuse himself from Russia probe

Calls grow for Nunes to recuse himself from Russia probe Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) swapped cars and slipped away from his staff, congressional officials said. And it seems more than suspicious that he's somehow going to the White House", said Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Senate Intelligence Committee. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is widely expected to reject the measure, however, and the legislature was shy of mustering the two-thirds vote necessary to override a veto. Most members of the House from this region voted for the industrial hemp bill, with the exception of Rep. Don Schroeder, R-Hesston. There are 19 states that do not participate in the Medicaid expansion, most led by Republican gover... [Full Article...]

N. Ireland remains in limbo as talks deadline passes

Sinn Fein, the province's largest nationalist party, said that no substantive progress had been made on any of the key issues responsible for the impasse and that it would not support nominations to form a new regional executive. But Sinn Fein have said they will not work with her. "To date, there was little to suggest that Sinn Fein want to secure agreement". He must decide whether to call an... [Full Article...]

South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victim

On Tuesday relatives of the nine held a memorial service on a boat near the raised vessel. South Korean officials say salvage crews have found a body that may be one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people. [Full Article...]

Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque A police spokeswoman told the newspaper that she did not have details on how police came to identify Giaquinto as the suspect. "We don't know what the motive was, we know what the damage that was done and it's early in an investigation and so we'll look into it and let the facts guide us to where we go", Fort Collins police Sgt. [Full Article...]

At least 16 civilians killed in IS attack on Mosul

If confirmed, the March 17 incident would mark the greatest loss of civilian life since the United States began strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in 2014. The commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation also said Daesh ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, better known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is hiding in an area close to the border with Syria. [Full Article...]

Legal spat in US over parents wanting to name child 'Allah'

Legal spat in US over parents wanting to name child 'Allah' At issue is the child's proposed last name of Allah. Jezebel reported that in Louisiana the law says the mother's maiden name must be used if she's unmarried, or the father's surname if they are married, unless both parents agree to change it. [Full Article...]

ICE: Rape suspect's father arrested after immigration review

ICE: Rape suspect's father arrested after immigration review According to the Rockville police, the 14-year-old victim made it clear when she reported the alleged crime that the sexual contact was not wanted. He was sent to live with his father in Maryland, despite Sanchez-Reyes' illegal status, while his own deportation case is litigated. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump has White House office

First daughter Ivanka Trump is getting a bigger role in her father President Donald Trump's administration. She will serve as her father's " eyes and ears " while providing broad-ranging advice, her attorney told Politico . Ivanka Trump's role in the Trump administration is unprecedented and raises ethical concerns over her conflicts of interest-she still owns a fashion brand and plans to publ... [Full Article...]

The South African rand is getting whacked

The South African Treasury Department and the Head of President Zuma's Private Office, Bogani Majola, opted to provide no comment when contacted by CNBC. Africa's most industrialised economy escaped being downgraded to junk status past year. Rumours have been circulating for some time among analysts that a cabinet reshuffle is on the cards, with Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas being specif... [Full Article...]

Seoul says North Korea's rocket-engine test shows 'meaningful' progress

Seoul says North Korea's rocket-engine test shows 'meaningful' progress It said the test was meant to confirm the engine's thrust power and gauge the reliability of its control system and structural safety. Kim said the "development and completion of the engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability", according to the report . [Full Article...]

Crackdown creates meat shortage in most populous India state

Crackdown creates meat shortage in most populous India state But the girls and boys who are walking together with consent should not be troubled", he said. Niaz Quereshi, an official with Quereshi Mahasabha, an association of meat sellers, called the government crackdown "unjustified". Aditya Nath also asked the officials to prepare a work plan to extend better facilities to the people residing in rural areas. It was deprived of development, women were no... [Full Article...]


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