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North Korean official blames President Trump for region's 'vicious cycle'

In an interview with the Associated Press in Pyongyang, Vice foreign minister Han Song-ryol said it was Trump's "aggressive" tweets that was "causing trouble" in the region, and leading to a "vicious cycle" of worsening relations. Any preemptive strike on the United States' part would use conventional weapons, rather than nuclear, the officials said. Wang said China would be willing to help ... [Full Article...]

Pot bill takes aim at drunk driving, too

Pot bill takes aim at drunk driving, too Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale (left) speaks during a news conference with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould (center) and Health Minister Jane Philpott in Ottawa, Canada, April 13, 2017. The new policy would create tougher criminal offenses for selling marijuana to a minor - punishable by as much as 14 years in prison. They can also share cannabis with each other or buy it as ... [Full Article...]

Tillerson Says Relations With Russia Have Reached a 'Low Point'

The Russian foreign minister said that "despite the quantity of existing problems. there are considerable prospects for joint work". He said working groups would be established to improve U.S. Additional such actions would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security", Lavrov said. Any expectations of an easy rapport have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and... [Full Article...]

Liberals table bill to legalize pot

Liberals table bill to legalize pot With the stage set for a less-than-festive announcement, sunny ways were definitively not in the government's script for Thursday's opening act in the legislative debate on the legalization of marijuana. However, crossing the border into the United States, where marijuana has only been legalized in eight states, including California and the District of Columbia, could prove challenging for Canadia... [Full Article...]

Ecuador election council agrees to recount 1.3 million votes

Ecuador election council agrees to recount 1.3 million votes Lasso and his party have refused to accept the election result. CNE President Juan Pablo Pozo Bahamonde said the action was taken "for the sake of transparency and for the tranquility of the country". In a statement, the defeated candidate said, "We will not accept anything less than the opening of all ballot boxes for the recount of all votes". He said the recount of disputed ballots would take... [Full Article...]

Exchange of residents begins under evacuation deal

Those who want to be evacuated from Foah and Kefraya will reportedly be transported to government-controlled areas of Aleppo, while Madaya and Zabadani residents will be taken to rebel-held areas around the city of Idlib and the town of Jarablus if they wish to leave. [Full Article...]

Burnsville HS Teacher Arrested for 'Sexually Explicit' Communication with Student

Burnsville HS Teacher Arrested for 'Sexually Explicit' Communication with Student A high school music teacher has been accused of having sex with an underage male student and sending another lewd messages and photographs on Snapchat. Johnson is asking for any church members who have been sent inappropriate messages by Akervik to contact him or Burnsville police. Because Snapchat alerts sender's when the recipient of content takes a screenshot, the teenager said he carried on ... [Full Article...]

Isis second-in-command 'killed in Iraq airstrike'

Isis second-in-command 'killed in Iraq airstrike' The Pentagon wants Islamic State terrorists to be pleasantly surprised by USA troop deployments in Iraq and Syria, with Washington apparently adopting a new policy of limiting soldier movement disclosures and resorting to unannounced "temporary" missions. [Full Article...]

Mother of all Bombs: What is it all about?

Mother of all Bombs: What is it all about? On Thursday evening, the USA military dropped a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb, on an IS cave complex in Achin District, Nangahar Province bordering Pakistan. He said civilians would have been "impacted in terms of feeling the tremor" of the weapon. Ghani lauded the operation and said, "Precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties with this ai... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: Massive US bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters

Afghanistan: Massive US bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters This is the third major military action the Trump administration has taken since assuming office on January 20, following a military raid in Yemen that left civilians and a US Marine dead and last week's surprise strike on a Syrian airfield. [Full Article...]

Good Friday marked across the world

We are not to keep the good news of our risen Lord to ourselves. Billy Graham once wrote in a book, "Passion With a objective", that there is much around us - that we hear about and read about - that produces fear. The second possibility is a variation on the name "God's Friday", where the word "good" was used to replace the word "God", which was often viewed as too holy to be spoken aloud. [Full Article...]

After Syrian Airstrikes, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Cancels Russia Trip

The two leaders called for an objective investigation into an incident involving chemical weapons in Idlib and said they were ready to deepen cooperation to fight terrorism. The UN's envoy to Syria, Staffan di Mistura, said on Friday that his office was in "full blown crisis management mode", with three years of sustained peace efforts potentially on the line. [Full Article...]

Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

Besides commercial ships and planes, Japan would want to send military aircraft and ships to assist in the evacuation if South Korea agreed, the official, familiar with the discussion, said . North Korean soldiers walk in the Ryomyong residential area after attending its official opening ceremony on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea . [Full Article...]

Inmates ask Arkansas court to stay executions

Inmates ask Arkansas court to stay executions Bottom row (from left): Jason F. McGehee, Kenneth Williams, Don Davis and Bruce Earl Ward. His execution was scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday. A judge has blocked Arkansas from using one of three lethal injection drugs ahead of a series of executions in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Spicer apologises for Hitler remarks

Spicer apologises for Hitler remarks While Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer was being drubbed for his Hitler chemical weapons gaffe, Boris Johnson was probably praying that the nearly identical comments he made in 2013 wouldn't resurface. He later issued an official statement, saying that he was not "trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust". The White House Press secretary serves as a messenger between t... [Full Article...]

Here's what legalizing weed in Canada would mean

There is little known about the long-term health effects on a person's body, specifically Canadians under the age of 25, from the increased use of marijuana. The new legislation would establish a "strict legal framework" for the production, sale, distribution and possession of pot, and make it a specific criminal offence to sell cannabis to a minor. [Full Article...]

French judges ask for Le Pen's parliamentary immunity to be lifted

French judges ask for Le Pen's parliamentary immunity to be lifted The Paris fire department says no one was injured in the incident overnight and the blaze was quickly extinguished. Le Pen argued on the grounds of protecting French secularism, national identity and civilization and reproached former French governments for allegedly displaying a compromising stance vis-à-vis the UOIF. [Full Article...]

Iranian president calls Assad, affirms support

Iranian president calls Assad, affirms support She told the news channel that removing Assad was not the US' only focus and "there's multiple priorities". President Trump's top national security adviser said Sunday that Russian Federation should be pressed on whether it knew the Syrian regime would carry out a deadly chemical attack against civilians in a rebel-held area last week. [Full Article...]

'We will pray': Families gather after Egypt church attack

'We will pray': Families gather after Egypt church attack George's Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, killing at least 27 people and wounding 78, officials said. The attacks also came less than a week after Al-Sisi and President Donald Trump met at the White House and pledged to work together to fight radical terrorism. [Full Article...]

President Trump Condemns Deadly Church Bombings In Egypt

President Trump Condemns Deadly Church Bombings In Egypt The Islamic State (IS) terror group, which is outlawed in Russian Federation, reportedly claimed responsibility for the terror acts and threatened further attacks in a statement published on social media. They base their theology on the teachings of the Apostle Mark, who introduced Christianity to Egypt. Tanta is roughly 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of Cairo, in the Nile delta. [Full Article...]

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