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Northern Ireland leaders welcome snap election call

Northern Ireland leaders welcome snap election call Mr Flanagan said the interest of the people of Northern Ireland would be best served by avoiding a second election. SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said: "It shows you how much Theresa May thinks/cares about our peace process that she'd call an election in the middle of talks". [Full Article...]

Devin Nunes Reportedly Felt Pressure from White House to 'Manufacture Fake Scandal'

Devin Nunes Reportedly Felt Pressure from White House to 'Manufacture Fake Scandal' Trump's decision to wall off White House visitor logs from public inspection has elicited strong protests from media and public interest organizations that promote government transparency. Trade Representative, may be released under the Freedom of Information Act. In fact, President Obama (despite having resisted a bit, at first) released names of almost 6 million visitors' via a dedicated websi... [Full Article...]

Trump attacks Canada's supply management for dairy as unfair to US

Trump also criticized the USA trading regime, which calls for a waiting period, and consultations that can stretch to three months or beyond. They also asked President Trump to direct USA agencies to "examine a full range of tools that could be used immediately to impress upon Canada in a concrete way the importance of dependable two-way trade". [Full Article...]

May Calls for June 8 Election before Brexit Talks

May Calls for June 8 Election before Brexit Talks Last month , May triggered the process that began the U.K.'s formal departure from the European Union . Her office said that if this is passed, Parliament will dissolve on May 3. The Prime Minister needs Parliament's backing to hold a vote before the next scheduled date of 2020. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to speak to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in central London ,... [Full Article...]

North Korean envoy at United Nations warns of nuclear war possibility

The world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. On Friday, the Trump administration characterized its strategy toward the country as "maximum pressure and engagement". Robert Zoellick, the trade representative and later deputy secretary of state in George W. Bush's administration, agreed, saying he "never conceded a trade point with Chin... [Full Article...]

Pence says South Korea-US free trade agreement to be reviewed, reformed

Pence says South Korea-US free trade agreement to be reviewed, reformed Pence pointed out that the USA trade deficit with South Korea has more than doubled since the current free trade agreement between the two countries came into effect in 2012. "Rather, it will be a partial one, even though I'm not sure exactly which sector they would want to renegotiate". "His talks were more focused on the benefits of the FTA with Korea, how it boosted bilateral trade and Korean... [Full Article...]

Saudi to shelve, reform billions of dollars of unfinished projects

Saudi to shelve, reform billions of dollars of unfinished projects The Saudi-led coalition announced on Tuesday that a military Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Yemen, killing 12 military personnel onboard, the Saudi Press Agency reported. But now that the Donald Trump national security team views Yemen as a possible battleground to dent Iran's regional ambitions, talks are underway on how the USA might provide greater intelligence, and also play a role in captur... [Full Article...]

Amit Shah may visit Jammu ahead of portfolio reshuffle

BJP president Amit Shah today cautioned party leaders against complacency, saying it is yet to reach the peak as he rolled out plans for its expansion in states where it has been traditionally weak. He said Muslim women have been facing difficulties on triple talaq, an Islamic practice that allows the husband to divorce his wife by uttering talaq thrice. [Full Article...]

US, Mexico, Canada launch bid for soccer's 2026 World Cup

The CONCACAF trio confirmed their plan at a press conference on Monday at One World Trade Centre in NY. US Soccer chief Sunil Gulati says a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup between the US, Mexico and Canada has received the "full support" of the US government and president Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Fugitive Mexican Gov. Arrested After Six Months On The Run

In the mean time, the Mexico Attorney General's Office is investigating a network of Duarte's accomplices, who allegedly helped him hide. The Mexican government will seek Duarte's extradition, but it was not immediately clear how quickly that could happen or whether Duarte might seek to block it. [Full Article...]

Trudeau Packages Legal Pot As A Means To 'Protect Children'

The proposed Cannabis Act introduces penalties for two new criminal offenses: "Giving or selling cannabis to youth" and "using youth to commit a cannabis-related offense". The press release puts a heavy emphasis on keeping cannabis away from children, curbing impaired driving and reducing criminal and organized crime profits. [Full Article...]

Trump Rips Top Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election

Trump Rips Top Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election In ads released by GOP Super Pac, the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), footage of Ossoff dressed as Han Solo is used to portray the 30-year-old as "not ready" for office. Five weeks from now, Democrats will have another shot at snatching a Republican seat, this time in Montana, where congressman Ryan Zinke resigned to become Trump's interior secretary. [Full Article...]

North Korea conducts 'failed' missile launch

Speaking on Sunday before a handful of the 28,500 United States military personnel stationed in South Korea, Pence denounced the latest North Korea test as a "provocation". Pence is joined by his wife and two adult daughters and will lay a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery and join USA and South Korean troops for Easter Sunday church services and a dinner. [Full Article...]

FGL terminates takeover deal by Chinese insurer Anbang

The opaque Chinese group walked away from a $14 billion offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide a year ago following a bidding war with Marriott International. Fidelity & Guaranty Life is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FGL. Xiang relaxed regulations on insurances companies during his tenure, leading to some aggressive deal ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration: 'Grave concerns' about police overhaul

Trump administration: 'Grave concerns' about police overhaul The consent decree orders Baltimore police to use proper de-escalation tactics and undergo training on how to interact with youth, the mentally ill, protestors and victims in sexual assault cases. Mayor Catherine Pugh called the ruling "a great victory for the citizens of Baltimore as well as our Police Department". I welcome this consent decree because it is a step in a positive direction. [Full Article...]

US says notes concerns of European monitors in Turkey referendum

US says notes concerns of European monitors in Turkey referendum Turkey's electoral board confirmed the "yes" victory in Sunday's referendum and said the final results would be declared in 11-12 days. According to official results, 51.4% voted in favor of the proposed constitutional changes, which will secure Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasing grip on power. [Full Article...]

Spaulding Team Runs Boston Marathon for Patients

The 2017 Boston Marathon ended in a victory for Edna Kiplagat , an elite marathoner from Kenya. Kiplagat, a 38-year-old mother of two, ran alone for the final miles of the race, finishing with in 2:21:52, nearly a minute ahead of Bahrain's Rose Chelimo. [Full Article...]

Prices for 700 medicines fixed to ensure people not fleeced: Modi

Modi also assured that the government will continue to take steps in welfare of common man. He added that after 15 long years without good healthcare, his government had come up with a quality healthcare policy. Felicitating family members of 16 freedom fighters, who fought in the 1817 Paika rebellion in Odisha against the British rule, Modi stated, "Unfortunately, the history of freedom struggle ... [Full Article...]

LSE CEO taking part in Saudi Arabia visit by British PM May

LSE CEO taking part in Saudi Arabia visit by British PM May The Prime Minister is also heading to Saudi Arabia during the three-day trip, which will focus on strengthening trade and security ties as Britain prepares to quit the European Union. Saudi Arabia launched the offensive against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to bring back the former government to power and undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Yet To Provide Copy Of Kulbhushan Jadhav's Death Sentence To India

The Indian High Commissioner met with Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua. India has sought consular access to Jadhav 13 times earlier, but the permission was refused each time. Military law experts say Jadhav's court martial goes against the spirit of Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which calls for trial under an independent court. [Full Article...]


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