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Massive Bomb Strike Divides Afghan Opinion with Critics Questioning Motives

Massive Bomb Strike Divides Afghan Opinion with Critics Questioning Motives Nicholson said the bomb was meant to eliminate the militants' sanctuary in southern Nangarhar, "and this weapon was very effective in that use". In a press release, officials said the MOAB bomb was dropped at 7.32 PM local time "on a tunnel complex in Achin district of Nangarhar province, where the Afghan affiliate of ISIS that has been operating close to the Pakistani border". [Full Article...]

North Korea missile test ends in failure: South Korean officials

The launch was attempted from Sinpo, a city on North Korea's east coast, some 400 miles from Japan, according to U.S. Pacific Command. Tensions between America and the United States have mounted after America sent a navy strike group towards the region amid concerns over its missile programme on 9 April. [Full Article...]

Federal judge halts 9 planned executions in Arkansas

State officials argue that further delays in any of these executions would postpone justice for the victims' relatives. This photo provided by Sherry Simon shows Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen taking part of an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the Governor's Mansion Friday, April 14, 2017 in Little Rock, Ark. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Bill Allowing States to Defund Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president and chief executive officer of the Planned Parenthood League of MA and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of MA. But of the broadcast networks, NBC was the only one to mention the breaking news. Vice President Pence had to cast the tiebreaking vote in the Senate on March 30 to send the bill to the president. President Donald Trump signed legislation on April... [Full Article...]

US House Democrats Want Security Clearance for Trump's Son-in-Law Revoked

US House Democrats Want Security Clearance for Trump's Son-in-Law Revoked In late March, the ongoing probe into the Trump campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation grew to include Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner , when he was called to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. [Full Article...]

Erdogan tells Russian Federation to reconsider support for Assad

Erdogan tells Russian Federation to reconsider support for Assad US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Russia's response indicated "continued support for a regime that carries out these type of horrendous attacks on their own people". Fresh airstrikes struck a town in Syria , which was hit by a chemical attack on Tuesday, according to Syrian activists. "If Russia wants to be absolved of responsibility for future attacks, [President] Vladimir Putin needs... [Full Article...]

Canada Moves To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

But what exactly do we need to know about the new laws on the books? The legislation, once passed, would allow police to use what she called "oral fluid screening devices" to check for marijuana impairment, while also creating brand new driving offences for those caught driving while impaired by pot. [Full Article...]

Protesters across United States demand Trump release tax returns

Protesters say Americans deserve to know about Trump's potential conflicts of interest. The protests were scheduled in almost 150 cities on what's traditionally known as Tax Day, according to the Associated Press. Actress and producer Justine Bateman, who addressed several thousand people at a rally in downtown Los Angeles, said Americans need "financial statement proof" that Trump is not behold... [Full Article...]

Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs

Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs Under the agreement, 5,000 people were set to receive safe transfer from government-held towns that are surrounded by rebels and 2,000 left rebel-held towns that are surrounded by government forces. White Helmets member Ibrahim Alhaj = said the 100 fatalities documented by the rescuers included many children and women, as well as fighters. State media put the toll at 39, with dozens more wounded... [Full Article...]

Trudeau, dignitaries pay homage to fallen Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadians who died at Vimy Ridge 100 years ago today helped shape Canada into a nation committed to peace. Princes Charles, William and Harry are expected to attend. Men from all backgrounds and places, but all of them proudly wearing the "Canada" shoulder badge that separated them from the millions of other soldiers on the Western Front. [Full Article...]

ISIS Hostage-Taking Caught on Video; Mosul Deaths Go To Formal Investigation

ISIS Hostage-Taking Caught on Video; Mosul Deaths Go To Formal Investigation The US is adjusting its aerial tactics after the Islamic State baited an airstrike on almost 200 civilians in Mosul , a spokesman for the US mission in Iraq told reporters Thursday. The strikes hit three ISIS targets in Baaj, a remote northwestern town near the Syrian border, and killed between 150 and 200 militants, the statement said. [Full Article...]

North Korea makes unsuccessful missile launch day after massive show of strength

China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea. " North Korea is a problem ". North Korea has reportedly launched a missile on its east coast which has failed. Despite Sunday's failure, the North's previous claim to have used ... [Full Article...]

French prosecutors ask European Union to lift Le Pen's immunity

French prosecutors ask European Union to lift Le Pen's immunity Contrary to Ms Le Pen, Mr Fillon obeyed the magistrates' request and was formally placed under investigation on fraud-related charges on March 14th. That is still not the most likely scenario, but a decade ago it would have been considered unthinkable; France's two-tiered electoral system, after all, was created to prevent the rise of extremist candidates. [Full Article...]

Led Coalition Airstrikes Mistakenly Kills 18 Militia Allies in Syria, Says Pentagon

The strike took place Tuesday near Syria's Tabqa Dam, which was recently recaptured by members of the Syrian Democratic Forces , a constellation of indigenous Arab and Kurdish militias battling to oust Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, from the country. [Full Article...]

India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan as tension soars over Jadhav

India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan as tension soars over Jadhav The development comes amid tension between the two countries over Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer, being awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court. India has said if Jadhav were to be executed, it will be considered as a "premeditated murder". Unnamed sources in India's Coast Guard said the Ministry of Defence has not given clearance for the delegation's visit, according to Pres... [Full Article...]

Two Police Officers in Gwinnett County, Georgia Fired After Beating Black Man

However, on Thursday, the Gwinnett County Police Department announced that Master Police Officer Robert McDonald was sacked for assaulting the victim after being called by his supervisor, Police Sgt. Hollins was driving a red Acura with no license plate and a brake light that didn't work, according to an incident report filed by Bongiovanni. Bongiavonni insists, reports ABC News, that Hollin... [Full Article...]

Dozens killed in Syrian explosion

Dozens killed in Syrian explosion A Facebook page belonging to the pro-government Foua and Kfraya villages said all those in three buses were killed or are still missing while a rebel official said at least 30 opposition fighters who were guarding the evacuees were killed in the blast. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation facing 'big strategic choice' over Assad support

Russian Federation facing 'big strategic choice' over Assad support Moscow initially said Putin would not meet with Tillerson, but later relented. President Donald Trump says the U.S.is "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and relations between the two global powers are at an "all-time low". [Full Article...]

Trump administration declines to label China a currency manipulator

Trump administration declines to label China a currency manipulator However, in its report the Treasury alleged that China has a long track record of engaging in persistent, large- scale, one-way foreign exchange intervention, doing so for roughly a decade to resist renminbi (RMB) appreciation even as its trade and current account surpluses soared. [Full Article...]

Chief justice says partisan confirmation battles create 'real danger' for Supreme Court

He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979-1980 and as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. This argument might strike you as overly partisan. In 2016, Kennedy joined the court's four liberal justices in a ruling striking down a Texas abortion law imposing strict regulations on doctors and facilities in t... [Full Article...]


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