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World Iran Vows
Author: 0 Iran Vows "Stunning" Response to Return of US Sanctions

Despite a hawkish reputation, ex-CIA chief and newly appointed Secretary of State Pompeo signaled at his confirmation hearing that his preference was to touch up the deal rather than walk away from it. Macron has been anxious about Trump feeling backed into a corner and has sensed an opportunity to sway US thinking and elevate France in global affairs, especially over Syria and the Middle East.

World Bisexual teen allegedly killed by ex-boyfriend after breakup
Author: 0 Bisexual teen allegedly killed by ex-boyfriend after breakup

Family members said Jeremy was a student at South El Monte High School , which brought in extra counselors for the day. The 16-year-old male was then arrested and booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Detention Center for murder. 'Jeremy was a happy, amusing and light-hearted student who had a passion for sports, having played on the football, baseball and wrestling teams. Jeremy's cousin Briana Amigon told of her family's devastation on a GoFundMe page , writing: 'We have no words to describe ...

World Comey Memos Discredit Narrative That Trump Obstructed Russia Probe
Author: 0 Comey Memos Discredit Narrative That Trump Obstructed Russia Probe

Despite repeated questioning by the host, Schlapp failed to defend President Trump's claims of vindication by demonstrating where in the Comey memos it was proven that there was no collusion and no obstruction. "I was pretty rough on him and his wife during the campaign", Trump reportedly said, referring to his attacks on McCabe about the handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email and political donations McCabe's wife received from Virginia Gov.

World North Korean halts ballistic missile and nuclear weapons testing
Author: 0 North Korean halts ballistic missile and nuclear weapons testing

For its part the North has been reticent about the process, making its first official reference to contacts with the US only last week, when the official KCNA news agency said Kim discussed "the prospect of the DPRK-US dialogue". While this announcement can be cautiously celebrated as progress, it is a grave mistake to think Kim Jong Un is backing down. Yes, May or early June is the timeframe we keep hearing.

World Saudi Arabia set for first public film screening at cinema
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia set for first public film screening at cinema

Many Saudis have rejoiced at the end of the cinema ban, sharing praise and pictures of Prince Mohammed on social media. "That might sound familiar to some of you", Aron also joked giving hint that young prince could be regarded parallel to the crown prince as Black Panther is a film about a young monarch of a fictional African jungle kingdom.

World Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party, says democracy under threat
Author: 0 Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party, says democracy under threat

I will not have any relations with party politics. Eighty-year-old Sinha, who had joined the BJP in the mid-90s, said "Aaj se mera BJP ke saath rishta samapt ho gaya". Sinha blamed BJP for not "ensuring smooth conduct" of both houses of Parliament. He had, in an opinion piece written in a daily, urged senior BJP stalwarts like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to break their silence.

World Zoo Kangaroos Weren't Active- So They Threw Bricks at Them
Author: 0 Zoo Kangaroos Weren't Active- So They Threw Bricks at Them

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported. "Such visitors should be blacklisted", a netizen named "Duomi" wrote on Sina Weibo. One kangaroo is dead and another is injured after visitors at a Chinese zoo hurled rocks and other objects at them in two separate incidents.

World Ordinance call today on death for child rape
Author: 0 Ordinance call today on death for child rape

The Cabinet cleared the ordinance to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Subsequently, a draft Cabinet note was prepared and sent to the Law Ministry. Hyderabadis including children gather at the Necklace Road, Indira Gandhi Statue for a demonstration in protest over the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir.

World Russian missiles alarm Israel, stoking risk of next Syria crisis
Author: 0 Russian missiles alarm Israel, stoking risk of next Syria crisis

This was the second round of attacks by Israeli forces on Iranian targets in Syria In a matter of weeks. In February, Israel and Iran engaged in rare direct conflict over Syria: Iran launched a drone from a Syrian base into Israel, and Israel responded by bombing the base.

World Missouri's Beleaguered Governor Wants His Day in Court
Author: 0 Missouri's Beleaguered Governor Wants His Day in Court

Louis Circuit Attorney's Office over alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity during his campaign for governor. But he has no plans to step down - despite reports of allegedly tying up a woman who he was having an affair with and taking nude photos of her without consent.

World India seeks to join China in dispute over U.S. tariff hikes
Author: 0 India seeks to join China in dispute over U.S. tariff hikes

To address this situation, the USA imposed a 25% tariff on certain steel articles with effect from 23 March. A WTO website note said India has requested the establishment of a dispute resolution panel under Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) mechanism against United States imposing countervailing duties on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products.

World North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site
Author: 0 North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site

March 7: After visiting Kim in Pyongyang, South Korean presidential national security director Chung Eui-yong says Kim is willing to discuss the fate of his nuclear arsenal with the United States and has expressed a readiness to suspend nuclear and missile tests during such talks.

World 'Rape is rape, don't politicise it': Modi reacts to Kathua protests
Author: 0 'Rape is rape, don't politicise it': Modi reacts to Kathua protests

An eight-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir while BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been arrested on allegations of raping a minor in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh. He also added that Singh is playing "politics and inciting trouble". The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit back at former prime minister Manmohan Singh after the latter asked PM Narendra Modi to "speak up" over the recent cases of crime and law and order issues.

World No Indication Assad Preparing New Chemical Attack
Author: 0 No Indication Assad Preparing New Chemical Attack

The Russian defense ministry stated that White Helmets were an unreliable source , notorious for disseminating falsehoods. Previously, both the White House and the Kremlin had only revealed that Trump had invited Putin to the White House during the same call on March 20.

World Trump welcomes North Korea's freeze on nuclear tests
Author: 0 Trump welcomes North Korea's freeze on nuclear tests

US President Donald Trump , who is expected to hold his own much-anticipated summit with Kim later, previously offered his "blessing" for the two Koreas to discuss a treaty. Also Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with his Japanese counterpart, Itsunori Onodera, at the Pentagon for talks that included North Korea.

World Inspectors blocked from chemical weapons attack site in Syria
Author: 0 Inspectors blocked from chemical weapons attack site in Syria

Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog met Syrian officials in Damascus on Monday but have so far been denied access to the former rebel stronghold where the alleged use of toxic substances provoked a US-led strike. Syria and its ally Russian Federation deny any chemical attack took place in the town of Douma. He accused the Prime Minister of bypassing Parliament and failing to get a United Nations resolution before signing up to action with France and the USA against ...

World Bill Weld: Cannabis Should Be a States Rights Issue
Author: 0 Bill Weld: Cannabis Should Be a States Rights Issue

The study comes as America continues to debate the merits of marijuana legalization. That's when Sessions repudiated a policy inherited from the Obama administration that let individual states legalize recreational use without fear of federal intervention.

World Alfie Evans: Court rules hospital to begin 'end of life' plan
Author: 0 Alfie Evans: Court rules hospital to begin 'end of life' plan

Alfie's parents wanted to move their son from Alder Hey to a hospital in Rome. They continued: "It has been conclusively determined that it is not in Alfie's best interests, not only to stay in Alder Hey hospital being treated as he now is, but also to travel overseas for the same objective".

World Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests
Author: 0 Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

Kim said Saturday that "under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in northern area has also completed its mission", as quoted by KCNA .

World Columbus North students among hundreds to walk out Friday
Author: 0 Columbus North students among hundreds to walk out Friday

Nineteen years ago, two gunmen entered Columbine High School in Colorado, killing more than a dozen inside. Since then mass shootings have occurred with shocking frequency across the United States. "I'm proud of their actions, whether they're walking in or walking out", Bass said. Students at Lakeview say the event was organized to show their support and as a reminder of the realities of life.

World Stephen Colbert wonders why nobody is even pretending Michael Cohen is innocent
Author: 0 Stephen Colbert wonders why nobody is even pretending Michael Cohen is innocent

She argues the agreement is legally invalid because it was only signed by Daniels and Cohen, but was not signed by Trump. Avenatti countered in court filings that "Cohen has failed to meet his evidentiary burden to show his testimony would be self-incriminating" and argues that Cohen has waived his Fifth Amendment rights because he has "already freely and openly discussed this matter in the public".

World Likelihood grows for special session to impeach Gov. Greitens
Author: 0 Likelihood grows for special session to impeach Gov. Greitens

The House panel released a report last week containing testimony from a woman who says Greitens was physically aggressive during an unwanted sexual encounter in 2015. But he said the mistakes are "not worthy of the ultimate sanction of dismissal". "I think they still believe they need additional time to finish that work which is why we have begun the process of calling ourselves into a special session", said Richardson.

World Journalist Claims Trump Used Fake Persona To Lie About His Wealth
Author: 0 Journalist Claims Trump Used Fake Persona To Lie About His Wealth

Jonathan Greenberg , the reporter at Forbes , wrote about how Trump used his alter ego when discussing the list-which shows the richest people in America-in an article published by the Washington Post . "'You have down Fred Trump [as half owner]. but I think you can really use Donald Trump now.' Trump, through this sockpuppet, was telling me he owned 'in excess of 90 percent" of his family's business.

World Arizona Teachers Vote to Walk Out
Author: 0 Arizona Teachers Vote to Walk Out

PHOENIX - April 19, 2018 - Today, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) and Arizona Educators United (AEU) announced in front of AEA headquarters, that Arizona educators voted to walk out of Arizona's schools - citing 10 years of drastically underfunded schools resulting in overcrowded classrooms, crumbling infrastructure, and low wages for educators.

World New baby makes 14 sons for MI family
Author: 0 New baby makes 14 sons for MI family

A MI family just welcomed a new addition - their 14th son. Not really, five of their boys have girlfriends, and the couple said it's like they are part of the family. "We kinda held out a little hope for a girl, but she was a boy again", Jay said. "If ever we were going to use it, now is the time". "Each little one that has entered our family has brought something special to the entire makeup of the family and without anyone of them it wouldn't feel right", Kateri said.

World Barbara Bush funeral: Donald Trump not attending 'out of respect'
Author: 0 Barbara Bush funeral: Donald Trump not attending 'out of respect'

Mayor Sylvester Turner and several of Houston's leading clergy members from different faiths offered tributes to Bush. Barbara Bush had been battling congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and made a decision to refuse further treatment in the days leading up to her death.

World Trump warns Russia: Missiles 'will be coming' to Syria
Author: 0 Trump warns Russia: Missiles 'will be coming' to Syria

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that the President still wants to pull U.S. troops from Syria once ISIS is defeated there and rejected the notion that his comments about a future withdrawal may have emboldened the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

World New Mexico unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent in March
Author: 0 New Mexico unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent in March

The agency says the number of people age 16 or older working or looking for work grew to a record high labor force of 848,097. From March 2017 to March 2018, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased four-tenths of a percentage point from 3.9 percent.

World In suit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance
Author: 0 In suit, DNC blames election loss on Trump-Russia alliance

The Democrats' move adds to the legal and political complications for a President who has repeatedly dismissed charges of collusion of Russia and has accused the opposition of being sore losers, even though the United States intelligence community broadly concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered "an influence campaign" in 2016 with the goal of undermining public confidence in the USA democratic process and eroding Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the presidency.

World Sen. Schumer announces plan to decriminalize marijuana at federal level
Author: 0 Sen. Schumer announces plan to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

Schumer has previously supported medical marijuana and allowing states the right to experiment with legalization, but this would be a radical shift in federal drug policy. This is in order to ensure companies are not directing ads toward juveniles. Schumer also plans to include in legislation an investment "to better understand the effects of THC on the brain and the efficacy of medicinal marijuana for specific ailments".

World Everything you need to know about Target's vehicle seat trade-in event
Author: 0 Everything you need to know about Target's vehicle seat trade-in event

When you bring in your old vehicle seat to any participating Target location, they'll take the seat off your hands and recycle it into new products! The promotion is available from April 22 to May 5, 2018. Because vehicle seats are expensive, and lord why do we have to buy so many of them? Target wanted to make things easier, so back in 2016, we invited guests to bring used seats to their local Target store and get a great deal on a new one.

World WB Panchayat polls: HC orders SEC to extend deadline for filing nominations
Author: 0 WB Panchayat polls: HC orders SEC to extend deadline for filing nominations

The opposition parties in Bengal had moved court after large-scale violence in Bengal by the ruling party during filing of nomination papers and State Election Commission retracted on extension of nomination filing date. The Trinamool Congress, which wants a larger role in national politics, wants to retain its hold over the state's grassroots-level politics, while the BJP, fast emerging as Bengal's main Opposition party, is keen to expand its footprint.

World It's Hindus vs Muslims, says BJP MLA
Author: 0 It's Hindus vs Muslims, says BJP MLA

Troubles have mounted for BJP MLA from Karnataka Sanjay Patil as an FIR has been filed against him on charges of delivering a provocative speech in Belagavi . Sanjay Patil represents the Belagavi (Rural) constituency which lies on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border. While Patil had received 38,322 votes, Kallappa got 36,987 votes.

World ETA
Author: 0 ETA "truly sorry" for suffering caused by independence campaign

The statement came just days before ETA is expected to announce its dissolution. The bombing of a Barcelona supermarket in 1987, in which 21 people were killed, provoked revulsion, while the murder of young local politician, Miguel Ángel Blanco, a decade later brought six million people on to the streets of Spain in protest.

World Suspect In Custody In Marion Co. School Shooting
Author: 0 Suspect In Custody In Marion Co. School Shooting

According to the Ocala Star-Banner, one student shot another in the ankle. SWAT now is doing a secondary sweep of the school. Chris Oliver said his 16-year-old son, a student at the school, told him the shooting happened near his classroom.

Author: 0 Next Arsenal manager odds - who will replace Arsene Wenger as manager?

The club's majority owner Stan Kroenke said Wenger had instilled unmatched class to the club, explaining that the Frenchman is one of the reasons he chose to associate with the club. Would Arsenal see that as too big a risk to take? Despite having one less competition to worry about they are now sixth in the Premier League and look certain not to achieve a top four finish, hanging their only hopes on winning the Europa League .

World Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest
Author: 0 Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest

On Friday 20 April between 10am to 2pm, protesters outside the Queen Elizabeth II Centre will be telling shareholders at HSBC's annual general meeting to "Stop Arming Israel". Israel has pledged to stop damage to the fence, infiltrations and attacks, and alleges there have been attempts at all three. Israel responded with air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza.

World 15 killed after twin storms at 98 km/hr lashes West Bengal
Author: 0 15 killed after twin storms at 98 km/hr lashes West Bengal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday sought reports on why the Met department did not issue any alert about the storm. People who were coming home post their work faced traffic jams and snarls, as metro and train services were stopped because of the heavy wind and storm.

World Naroda Patiya riot case, BJP leader Maya Kodnani acquitted
Author: 0 Naroda Patiya riot case, BJP leader Maya Kodnani acquitted

While all the convicts appealed against their convictions, the Special Investigation Team ( SIT ) appointed by the Supreme Court sought enhancing sentences of three convicts, including former Bajrang Dal leader Babubhai Patel. Ninety seven people, mainly women and children, were killed at Naroda Patia, a day after the Godhra carnage. The high court also rejected an appeal of the victims of the massacre demanding compensation, reported ANI .

World Koreas install first hotline for their leaders
Author: 0 Koreas install first hotline for their leaders

With protests at home and plummeting popularity, Abe needed a policy win with Trump, and has even sought his own summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un so as not to be left out of the emerging new security dynamics. For its part the United States stresses it wants to see the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearisation of the North. The agreement on a new hotline, the first of its kind connecting the leaders of the two Koreas, came in early March when Moon's top security ...

World Here's what led to the cash crunch in several states of India
Author: 0 Here's what led to the cash crunch in several states of India

Furthemore, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar assured the people of the country that normalcy would be restored within a week. In Bihar, Rs 800-900 crore has been pumped in through the ATM network with initial assessments as a suggestive of that the lack of currency may be dealt soon.

World Yarmouth police issue last radio call for fallen K9 Sergeant
Author: 0 Yarmouth police issue last radio call for fallen K9 Sergeant

Gannon, who was married, was an 8-year veteran of the department. The police dog shot when his handler was killed while serving an arrest warrant in MA has been released from a veterinary hospital. About 5,000 police officers were at the funeral, according to the Massachusetts State Police. Methuen sent 15 officers, including their honor guard, motorcycle unit and K-9 officers.

World Is Kill Edward J. Cole's Rap Alter Ego?
Author: 0 Is Kill Edward J. Cole's Rap Alter Ego?

There are very few artists who have managed to carve out a distinct lane in hip-hop the way J. The Roc Nation rapper is getting ready to unleash his new album "K.O.D" on the rap world and get this, all of his previous albums are certified platinum without having a guest feature.

World Huge WW2 bomb sends shockwaves in Berlin
Author: 0 Huge WW2 bomb sends shockwaves in Berlin

The central station falls just inside the evacuation area, according to the BerlinerMorgenpost, and is a major stop for long-distance trains. Buildings were evactuated from 8am in an 800m (2,625ft) radius from where the bomb was found. In the biggest post-war evacuation, at least 60,000 Frankfurt residents were forced to leave their homes last September so that an unexploded 1.8-ton British bomb dubbed the "blockbuster" could be defused.

World United Nations says more security needed at Douma site
Author: 0 United Nations says more security needed at Douma site

Rescue workers aligned with forces opposed to President Bashar Assad as well as medical and media activists accused the Syrian government of dropping deadly chemical munitions on Douma on April 7. Since the US, Britain, and France already attacked Syria, they have little reason to want the OPCW visit to be successful. It said the Syrian Government had previously been identified as using Mi-8s to drop chlorine cylinders on opposition-held areas.

World Paradox: New US arms sales policy takes human rights into consideration
Author: 0 Paradox: New US arms sales policy takes human rights into consideration

The policy comes just a day after US President Donald Trump promised to short-circuit the long-winded process to sell the drones to its allies. The new policy will go well beyond a relaxation of rules for foreign military sales under President Barack Obama in 2014 that enabled USA arms contractors to sell more overseas than ever before.