Does President Trump keep his promises? Poll says no

Does President Trump keep his promises? Poll says no February, of course, marked the beginning of Mr. Trump's presidency and now, almost 100 days in, he has had a bumpy road, with the failure to get legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare through Congress last month. The percentage of those who think he is a "strong and decisive leader" also took a big hit, falling from 59 per cent to 52 per cent. "Supporters have expressed unhappiness that mo... [Full Article...]

North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

But the North's Workers' Party of Korea Vice Chairman Choe Ryong-hae said in a speech Saturday that Pyongyang is ready to respond to the US with "an all-out war" including nukes. North Korean school boys sing at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang , North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a special forces commando operation, state media sa... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike in Israel

Large demonstrations were held in cities across the West Bank on Monday, as thousands of Palestinian prisoners launched an indefinite hunger strike following calls from leader Marwan Barghouti to resist what he said is "Israel's illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners". [Full Article...]

Pence arrives in South Korea to start Asia trip

Pence arrives in South Korea to start Asia trip Earlier this week, in a show of force, the military sent aircraft carrier Carl Vinson toward the Korean peninsula. A day before a US summit between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, North Korea conducted a missile test, further provoking Washington and South Korea. [Full Article...]

Punish Syrian regime harder for gas attack, say Johnson and Ayrault

Johnson was widely criticised for failing to get the G7 to back his bid for new sanctions against senior Russian and Syrian figures in the aftermath of the chemical weapons attack on civilians in Idlib province. The U.S. military says a misdirected airstrike this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria. "We are deeply anxious by our partners in the U.N. [Full Article...]

Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that trust had eroded between the two countries under US President Donald Trump. Tillerson entered Wednesday's talks facing stiff opposition to his demand that Russian Federation end its support of the Syrian regime following the deadly April 4 chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun. [Full Article...]

Amid row over Jadhav, India cancels maritime talks with Pakistan

Asserting that it is important to give consular access, Defence Expert P.K. Sehgal on Friday said Pakistan?s denial to give statements on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is sheer violation of the Geneva Convention, adding that the incident reveals Islamabad?s double standards. [Full Article...]

North Korea warns against U.S. 'hysteria' as it marks founder's birth

There is also considerable Chinese anger about South Korea's deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system, which Seoul says it needs to protect against rising belligerence from North Korea, but China believes will be used strategically against its missiles. [Full Article...]

Akhilesh Yadav trains guns at Yogi Adityanath, scoffs at state govt's initiatives

Akhilesh Yadav trains guns at Yogi Adityanath, scoffs at state govt's initiatives A DAY after BSP chief Mayawati said she is ready to join hands with other "anti-BJP parties", Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday indicated that he, too, is ready for such a "maha gathbandhan" (grand alliance) before the 2019 General Election. [Full Article...]

Explosion hits evacuation convoy in Syria

Rebels and the government disagreed over the number of gunmen that could be evacuated. He accused the government or extremist rebel groups of orchestrating the attack to discredit the opposition. A suicide auto bombing killed at least 24 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said. [Full Article...]

Russia Says Syria Invited Chemical Weapons Experts to Idlib

On April 7, the United States launched 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian military airfield in response to the Assad's regime's chemical weapons attack that killed at least 89 people in Syria's Idlib province. It came despite the Syrian Army denied using chemical weapons and said the Idlib incident, which left dozens of gas-poisoned people dead, happened after a Syrian warplane hit an unknown cac... [Full Article...]

Srinagar bypoll: Farooq Abdullah seizes Budgam seat from PDP, defeats Nazir Khan

Srinagar bypoll: Farooq Abdullah seizes Budgam seat from PDP, defeats Nazir Khan He also appealed president of India to dismiss the state government as it has "failed to deliver". The constituency had recorded an abysmal 7.13% turnout, the lowest-ever in its history. Locals said a group of boys tried to attack a polling station, but the security forces opened fire resulting in the two casualties. "This vote is for the rejection of the PDP", Mr. [Full Article...]

BC NDP platform includes minimum wage hike, university graduate bonus

BC NDP platform includes minimum wage hike, university graduate bonus Liberals' multi-million-dollar campaign rolling across the province, the B.C. NDP and Green Party are wooing voters with promises of help for low-income people and renters. - The Liberals' Mike de Jong, who serves as finance minister in Clark's cabinet, says the NDP's platform proposals would cost at least $4 billion a year and lead to a credit downgrade. [Full Article...]

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Emma Morano the oldest living person in the world, and the only one left who has touched three centuries. She's also 117 years old - although she was born in 1900. "When I first met her she ate three eggs a day, two raw in the morning and then an omelette at noon, and chicken at dinner". But she kept her sense of humour till the end. [Full Article...]

"I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete".

The improving ties with Beijing were underscored when Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview yesterday that he would not declare China a currency manipulator as he had pledged to do on his first day in office. Trump's evolution also reflects changing power dynamics within the White House, including the rise of Gary Cohn , his economics chief and the former president of G... [Full Article...]

Trump says it is time to end war in Syria

On the Syria issue, Xi said: "Any use of chemical weapons is unacceptable". Tillerson was greeted frostily in the Russian capital as Lavrov began their meeting Wednesday by demanding to know America's "real intentions". "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship". That appears to have been the case when Trump threatened to upgrade relations with Taiwan as... [Full Article...]

"Yes" and "No" campaigns push for votes on last day of campaigning

Analysts predict the kingmaker could be the far-right MHP Nationalist Movement Party. Erdogan would be able to reclaim his position as head of the ruling party, and he would gain new authority to appoint members to the council that oversees the naming of judges and prosecutors. [Full Article...]

'Good People Do Bad Things': Dylann Roof's Grandfather Gives Statement to Court

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson repeatedly had said she would seek the death penalty against Roof even though the federal government was seeking to do the same. "With us securing a life sentence just in case - in the very, very unlikely event that something were to happen to the federal conviction - we have our conviction in place". [Full Article...]

Rare white wolf in Yellowstone park euthanized over injuries

Rare white wolf in Yellowstone park euthanized over injuries U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is personally encouraging employees of the National Park Service to report any workplace harassment they experience or witness. On its Junior Ranger Day visitors can explore the park's fire engines, snowplows and hike with rangers. (AP) - One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found wi... [Full Article...]

Assad completely denies any involvement in Syrian gas attack

A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. "Russia's initiative in 2013 to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons has been exposed as a shambles". "It is most regrettable that the Security Council has, as a result of a further Russian veto, failed to adopt a resolution c... [Full Article...]

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