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Stockholm Truck Attacker Identified as Reported ISIS Sympathizer, Denied Residency in Sweden

Stockholm Truck Attacker Identified as Reported ISIS Sympathizer, Denied Residency in Sweden Hans Brun, a security expert with the Swedish Defence University, said police had anxious about the possibility of such an assault. "The suspect had expressed sympathy for extremist organizations, among them IS", Jonas Hysing, chief of national police operations, told a news conference , using an acronym for the ultra-hardline militant group. [Full Article...]

South Africa's Zuma says not stressed by opposition marches

South Africa's Zuma says not stressed by opposition marches Instead, tens of thousands of South Africans massed on the president's front lawn to ask the increasingly unpopular leader to leave office. President Jacob Zuma is playing the long game in his ultimate plan for South Africa -which leaves the country with an uncertain future, and some potentially worrying outcomes. [Full Article...]

Turkey votes to expand president's powers; critics cry fraud

In a televised address to the press in Istanbul , Erdogan said the amendments passed in the referendum held in the country the same day with 25 million "Yes" votes, or by leading the "No" camp by 1.3 million votes. "We are here early to say "no" for our country, for our children and grandchildren", said retired tax officer Murtaza Ali Turgut. "Turkey has been ruled in the past by one man", he sa... [Full Article...]

Homeland Security Sec. Unsure of the Cost of Mexico Border Wall

Congress has yet to act on Trump's request for funding for the wall. News of the dramatic decrease in arrests comes on the same day that proposals for Trump's border wall were due to the government. In written testimony submitted to the committee, Kelly credited the president for a declining number of arrests of people caught trying to illegally cross the border. [Full Article...]

Rouhani to stand for second term as Iran's president

Rouhani to stand for second term as Iran's president Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also lambasted Trump in a double attack on the United States commander-in-chief. Previous experience shows that the council members reject most of the candidates leaving the most dignified ones, so the final number of presidential candidates is unlikely to exceed ten. [Full Article...]

North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable' President Trump is reportedly weighing plans to place US nukes in South Korea or assassinate North Korea's brutal dictator Kim Jong Un in response to the rogue nation's relentless nuclear ambitions, including a potential strike on the West Coast. [Full Article...]

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says

North Korea's missile launch threatens whole world, South says The attempt, which was said to be near Sinpo on the country's east coast, is the site of a North Korean submarine base, and is where the country has previously tested submarine-launched ballistic missiles it is developing. Trump and aides have said the United States would address North Korea on its own if China didn't. After a two-month policy review, officials settled on a policy dubbed "maximu... [Full Article...]

Here's how you will buy pot once it's legalized in Canada

Here's how you will buy pot once it's legalized in Canada Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice Bill Blair said: "As a former police officer, I know firsthand how easy it is for our kids to buy cannabis". The government's plan puts an emphasis on the issue of driving while high. On Thursday, the government released a plan to "legalize [and] strictly regulate" marijuana. [Full Article...]

Russia, US agree to investigate Syria chemical attack

The OPCW based in Hague sent their team to collect biometric samples and to interview survivors. The toxic gas attack on April 4, which killed scores of children, prompted the United States to launch missile strikes on a Syrian air base and widened a rift between the United States and Russian Federation, a close Syrian ally. [Full Article...]

Iran, Russia, Hezbollah: US aggression in Syria crosses 'red lines'

Haley added that she thought a regime change was necessary in Syria because "all of the parties are going to see that Assad is not the leader that needs to be taking place for Syria". Putin said on Tuesday Russia would be urgently asking the global chemical weapons watchdog - the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons - to investigate the incident. [Full Article...]

Talaq code of conduct coming soon, says Muslim Law Board

Talaq code of conduct coming soon, says Muslim Law Board The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its affidavit, had referred to constitutional principles like gender equality, secularism, worldwide covenants, religious practices and marital law prevalent in various Islamic countries to advocate that the practice of triple talaq and polygamy needed to be adjudicated upon afresh by the apex court. [Full Article...]

Seoul Test Fires Missile amid 'Little Progress' in Reining in North Korea

North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile two weeks ago from its east coast and earlier in March fired four missiles towards Japan, some of which came as close as 300 km (190 miles) to its coast. The new missile can hit any part of North Korea and is slated for deployment later this year. "We have no further comment". South Korea has successfully tested a new missile capable of strikin... [Full Article...]

United Nations votes to end Haiti peacekeeping mission in October

MINUSTAH has been plagued by controversy since it began its mission, and, despite what may happen with the future mission, many in Haiti are happy to see it go. US Ambassador Nikki Haley has launched a review of all peacekeeping missions to find ways of cutting back costs and improving the operations, which have been plagued with sexual abuse and corruption scandals. [Full Article...]

Selfie time: Modi rides the Delhi metro with Australian PM Turnbull

India and Australia on Monday signed six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in different fields including combating terrorism, civil aviation security, sports, health and medicine and satellite navigation. Modi nicely drew cricket analogies to describe the ties between the two countries. "We are also aware that in this global world, challenges like terrorism and cyber security extend beyond the... [Full Article...]

Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again

According to Russian state-owned Sputnik , Hadid said that all such measures would be taken in full cooperation with Russia. Standing firm, the Trump administration on Friday signaled new sanctions would soon follow the missile attack, and the Pentagon was even probing whether Russian Federation itself was involved in the chemical weapons assault that compelled President Donald Trump to action.... [Full Article...]

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

But old habits are hard to break. "They should feel welcome, so it's our job as a Christian body, for someone coming in for the first time, that that experience would be so powerful for them, that they would want to come back again", said Christian Life Church Elder Brian Scriven. [Full Article...]

Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher'

Trump on Assad: 'That's a butcher' The Kremlin had previously declined to confirm Putin would meet Tillerson, reflecting the renewed tensions. -Russian relations. "The working level of confidence in Russian-American relations, especially at the military level, under the administration of Donald Trump, has not improved, but rather worsened", he said . [Full Article...]

Cleveland police searching for suspect who broadcast killing on Facebook

NBC reports that Stephens claimed to have murdered at least 13 other people in a video posted to his Facebook page, captioned " Easter day slaughter ". They consider Stephens to be armed and risky, and authorities are warning the public not to approach him but to immediately call 911. Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia (chahch) tells cleveland .com that police haven't verified any slayings besides ... [Full Article...]

Security stepped up at churches in Egypt as Easter approaches

The Egyptian authorities have not released the identities of the terrorists, but they are believed to be Egyptian nationals. Outside of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cairo's central downtown area, a military tank is stationed with five soldiers on top - one of the more overt manifestations of President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi's declaration of a three-month state of emergency. [Full Article...]

Airstrikes On Syria Dealing 'Significant Blow' To U.S.-Russia Relations

The U.S. envoy said "regime change is something that we think is going to happen" in Syria , but she stopped short of suggesting Washington would directly seek that outcome. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said the world is waiting for the Russian government "to act responsibly in Syria " and "to reconsider its misplaced alliance with Bashar Assad". [Full Article...]


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