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Russia relations at 'all-time low'

After Tillerson spent three hours talking with Lavrov and nearly two hours at the Kremlin with Putin , conveying Washington's demands that Moscow abandon Syria , the Russian Foreign Minister aired a long list of grievances with the United States , some dating back many years. [Full Article...]

Korea, but Pyongyang barely notices

That translates into the United States effectively telling Beijing it's up to China to avoid the worst alternative - attempting to do so by launching military strikes on North Korea. The DMZ is the highly-fortified de facto border between North and South Korea. Shinzo Abe told parliament he would exchange views on North Korea with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they hold a summit meeting ... [Full Article...]

Erdogan hails 'Yes' vote in referendum

The official Anadolu news agency reported that military helicopters flew ballots and elections officers to some districts of Diyarbakir due to security reasons. "In view of the close referendum result and the far-reaching implications of the constitutional amendments , we also call on the Turkish authorities to seek the broadest possible national consensus in their implementation", the European... [Full Article...]

Evacuation Resumes after Terrorist Blast Killed Scores of Foua, Kefraya Residents

Evacuation Resumes after Terrorist Blast Killed Scores of Foua, Kefraya Residents The explosion hit the al-Rashideen area, a rebel-controlled district outside Aleppo city where evacuation buses carrying almost 5,000 people from the northern rebel-besieged villages of Foua and Kfraya were stuck. The agreement is the latest in a string of evacuation deals, which the government of President Bashar al-Assad says are the best way to end the violence after more than six years of civi... [Full Article...]

Top US diplomat Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

Top US diplomat Haley says no Syria peace with Assad On Friday, the U.S. carried out missile strikes on a Syrian airbase it said was suspected of storing chemical weapons. On Friday, senior US military officials were looking more closely at possible Russian involvement in the poison attack. [Full Article...]

President Erdogan claims narrow victory in Turkey referendum

As prime minister, Erdogan garnered support from Turkey's Kurdish minority, which is estimated to make up about one-fifth of the country's population of 80 million people. The reforms allow the president to appoint ministers, senior government officials and half the members of Turkey's highest judicial body, as well as to issue decrees and declare states of emergency. [Full Article...]

Amid row over Kulbhushan Jadhav, India cancels maritime talks with Pakistan

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the envoy said the Indian government would like to appeal the court martial decision, but for that he wanted to get a copy of the charge sheet and the verdict. Resonating similar views, another Defence Expert Kapil Kak said it is important to show patience and work in coalition as this issue would ruin the relationship between India and Pakistan which is ... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump arriving for Easter weekend

President Donald Trump arriving for Easter weekend But the military action enraged Syrian allies, and Russian and Iranian forces said Trump had crossed a "red line" with his surprise missile bombardment on Assad's forces. "PresObama is not busy talking to Congress about Syria.he is playing golf. go figure", Trump tweeted in 2013, when Obama was looking into action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons. [Full Article...]

Delhi civic polls: Cow protection, regularisation of colonies in BJP manifesto

Delhi civic polls: Cow protection, regularisation of colonies in BJP manifesto Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee said the BJP fulfilled just six of 44 promises it made in 2012. "Arvind Kejriwal is blackmailing people by putting posters in the city that says your electricity bill will increase if BJP comes to power", Tiwari said, highlighting that no new tax would be imposed by the corporation in the next five years. [Full Article...]

Japan PM strongly urges N. Korea to refrain from further provocative actions

As Pence was departing from Alaska - a day after a huge military parade in Pyongyang - North Korea launched a ballistic missile that exploded within a few seconds. "As in any government decision, it may slip a couple of weeks or months". After all, how often does one land in South Korea, immediately board a military helicopter and fly over Seoul to get to a destination? Mr Shorten also told... [Full Article...]

Government `concerned´ at new North Korea missile test amid growing tension

McMaster said various United States military and intelligence agencies are working on providing options to "have them ready" for Trump "if this pattern of destabilizing behavior continues". South Korea, which hosts 28,500 US troops and holds a presidential election on May 9, warned of punitive action if the Sunday launch led to further provocation. [Full Article...]

Three die as Turkey votes in historic referendum

Three die as Turkey votes in historic referendum Of some 48.9 million valid votes cast (a turnout of around 85 percent), the difference between the camps was about 1.37 million votes, the state news agency Anadolu reported. "I don't see this referendum as fair because the campaigns of the opposition were hindered throughout the country, while state funds were mainly allocated for the "yes" campaign along with the state-run and pro-government med... [Full Article...]

Despite US Missile Barrage, Syria Continues Airstrikes Against Rebels

Syria has resumed operations from the base since the attack, CNN has reported. Instead, they blamed anti-Assad fighters like the al-Sham Front, formerly al-Nusra Front, for a so-called false-flag attack meant to be pinned on Damascus. "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent bad chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to ... [Full Article...]

S.Korea: North Korea's attemped missile launch fails

It was unclear exactly when the conversation took place on Sunday, but Xinhua's report of the call came out after a failed missile launch by North Korea. Kim Jong Un has overseen three nuclear tests and a string of missile and rocket launches since taking over after the death of his father, dictator Kim Jong Il, in late 2011. [Full Article...]

Ecuador Election Results Disputed

Julian Assange has taunted Ecuadorian presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso after the socialist candidate LenĂ­n Moreno defeated him . With over 96% of the votes counted, Moreno holds a razor-thin lead with 51.1% of the votes cast, compared to conservative opponent Guillermo Lasso at 48.9%. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Palestinians Held in Israel Jails Announce Hunger Strike

Hundreds of Palestinians Held in Israel Jails Announce Hunger Strike This hunger strike forms an integral part of the Palestinian strategy of nonviolent resistance. There were about 7,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails by the end of a year ago, according to Palestinian prisoners' groups. The channel said that Erdan's decision "came to pre-empt the hunger strike and send a message to its leaders that their objective, which is wreaking havoc on hospitals, will ... [Full Article...]

Canadian men make history, down US Eagles to win Singapore rugby sevens

Canadian men make history, down US Eagles to win Singapore rugby sevens Coach Andy Friend was very pleased with the team's performance on the first day. "The boys worked so hard, I'm so proud of them - so proud of the way they bounced back from this morning". But Shujaa's little hope of a comeback with the clock ticking down was thwarted with Australia stretching 29-7 up, Liam McNamara touching down from a Hutchinson offload after the Australians had stretched Kenya... [Full Article...]

Turkish opposition questions legitimacy of vote after electoral board move

Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said the "yes" vote in favour of constitutional changes which would boost President Tayyip Erdogan's powers stood at 59.4 percent, with around 40 percent of ballots counted. The MHP backs the government-driven changes to strengthen Erdogan's powers but a significant dissident faction does not. "Rules of the game do not change after the match starts", CHP MP... [Full Article...]

McCain: North Korea 'first real test' for Trump

McCain: North Korea 'first real test' for Trump If North Korea were to fire a missile at the USA, "we would have to rely on our ability to intercept it, and by the way, I'm told that we do have that ability", McCain told NBC's " Meet the Press ". "On national security, I do believe he has assembled a strong team and very appropriately he is listening to them". But, McCain said, the overall strategy is "not apparent". [Full Article...]

Everton statement confirms The Sun newspaper has been banned by the club

The win lifted Everton to sixth place, with Arsenal not in action until they visit Middlesbrough on Monday night. Editor of the newspaper when it ran its notorious front page on Hillsborough , MacKenzie has always been reviled by Scousers. [Full Article...]


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