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North Korean missile test fails, South Korea says

A US navy aircraft carrier is heading toward the Korean Peninsula as Pyongyang prepares for the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder Kim Il Sung this weekend. U.S. Pacific Command said the ballistic missile, of a kind not yet determined, was launched from near a submarine base at Sinpo, a port city on North Korea's east coast. [Full Article...]

China, U.S. working on 'North Korea problem'

Japan's National Security Council discussed how to evacuate its almost 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis, a government official said on Friday amid rising concern over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Pence arrived in Seoul on April 16, just hours after what South Korea and the United States said was a failed missile launch by North Korea. The adviser, who spoke on ... [Full Article...]

Trump Considering Sanctions Against Russia, Iran for Supporting Syria

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Sunday said that "regime change is something that" President Donald Trump's administration thinks will take place in Syria , days after Trump approved a military strike against a Syrian air field. Damascus has categorically denied the accusation. Syria's ally Russian Federation says the deaths were caused when a Syrian air strike hit a depot where rebels were ... [Full Article...]

Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno claims win in Ecuador's presidential election

Lenin Moreno waiting for the election results in Quito , with Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, right. Correa is urging voters to pick the candidate who will continue his policies in support of the poor, while the opposition candidate is promising to deliver a well-needed jolt to the nation's beleaguered economy. [Full Article...]

Backed Republican wins close race for deep-red Kansas congressional seat

The Kansas election was the first of four special elections to fill seats in the House of Representatives — where Republicans now hold a 237-193 majority— to replace Republicans who took top jobs in the Trump administration. "Trump won this district by nearly 30 points, and Pompeo never won less than 60 percent of the vote". There are dangers in reading too much into the Kansas race. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations 'at a low point'

Foreign policy experts say the United States bombing of Syria was done in part to deflect attention from the president's growing list of problems at home, from the investigation of his campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation to his failed healthcare legislation and blocked travel ban. [Full Article...]

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter following bombings

The private CBC Extra channel aired footage of the Alexandria blast, with CCTV showing what appeared to be the church entrance engulfed in flame and flying concrete moments after a guard turned a man away. He used to work for a petroleum company and was linked to a cell that carried out the attack on a Cairo church last December , in which 25 people were killed, it added. [Full Article...]

Tottenham have learned last season's lessons, says boss Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham have learned last season's lessons, says boss Mauricio Pochettino Kane also became just the fourth player to score 20 or more Premier League goals in three consecutive seasons and the first Spurs player to score 20 plus top-flight goals in three straight seasons since Jimmy Greaves from 1967 to 1969. [Full Article...]

2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, announced the start of an offensive on February 19 to drive out extremist militants from Mosul's western section, locally known as the Tigris River's right bank, which cuts the city in half. [Full Article...]

White House decides to keep visitor records secret

White House decides to keep visitor records secret They see the logs as an important tool for monitoring which individuals or groups may be trying to influence government policy. As first reported by Time , the Trump administration cited "the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually" as its reason for not continuing the practice. [Full Article...]

Turkey referendum: Exit poll shows majority back more powers for president

Turkey referendum: Exit poll shows majority back more powers for president With 99.97 per cent of ballots counted, the "Yes" campaign had won 51.41 per cent and "No" 48.59 per cent, and the electoral board called victory for "Yes", BBC reported . Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland said in a statement: "The Turkish electorate has voted on the amendments to the Constitution". [Full Article...]

US, UK call on Putin to rethink support for Syria

The State Department did not immediately confirmthe Putin-Tillerson meeting , but the department from the beginning had expected Tillerson and Putin to sit down, as the Russian leader typically meets with us secretaries of State. "The president retains the option to act in Syria against the Assad regime whenever it is in the national interest, as was determined following that government's use of ... [Full Article...]

Faithful flock to Vatican as pope celebrates Easter Sunday

In addition, Pope Francis called on presidents to avoid the spread of conflict and stop the arms trade, with a special mention to the "beloved and tormented Syria, victim of a war that is continually sowing horror and death". Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. Armed police were stationed on rooftops, army vehicles were positioned at the Vatican entrance and metal detectors were ... [Full Article...]

Protesters Use April 15 To Demand Trump's Tax Returns

Protesters Use April 15 To Demand Trump's Tax Returns The election is over! Demonstrators in dozens of USA cities and towns, including Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Palm Beach, where Trump was spending Easter Weekend at his resort Mar-a-Lago, marched on Saturday to demand Trump release his tax returns. [Full Article...]

Manchester City go third after easy win at Southampton

De Bruyne squared for Sane to slot in City's second at the end of an excellent break and the Belgium playmaker was the provider for Aguero. "In the first half we controlled the game but Southampton were good out wide". The Belgian has struggled with injuries of late but when fit, he is one of the best there is as he proved against Southampton over the weekend. "They can not lose. [Full Article...]

On Asia trip, Pence may fill details on North Korea policy

The vice president's 10-day trip comes as North Korea celebrates the 105th anniversary of the birth of national founder Kim Il Sung, which falls on Saturday and is North Korea's most important holiday. "So with that regime it's not a matter of if, it's when". The White House has prepared for the possibility of another North Korean nuclear test during the vice president's visit to South Korea thi... [Full Article...]

Australia PM Turnbull puts free trade deal with India on backburner

It will advance India-Australia cooperation in four areas - athlete and coach training and development, sport science, sport governance and integrity, and grassroots participation. While the re-instatement of Australia in the Malabar exercises, comprising of India, the United States and Japan, will have to wait for some time, Modi and Turnbull in a joint statement agreed that the bilateral maritim... [Full Article...]

North Korea missile launch failed

Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appeared in a massive parade. The photos were attached to giant balloons flown to the North on April 15, 2017. Kim, wearing a suit and tie, was greeted Saturday with thunderous - and extensively practised - applause as he stepped into view on a large podium, clapping to acknowledge the tho... [Full Article...]

LEADING OFF: Bucs can sweep Cubs, Chapman deals vs Cards

LEADING OFF: Bucs can sweep Cubs, Chapman deals vs Cards Watson blew a save during the Pirates last visit to Wrigley Field back in late August last season when he gave up a home run to Jorge Soler . You know, the one with the wind howling out and a feeling that every ball in the air could land in the bleachers. [Full Article...]

'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan officials say

'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan officials say The most recent operation began in March and continued until troops hit Islamic State fighters entrenched in booby-trapped tunnels in a remote mountain region, leading commanders to call for the use of the GBU-43 bomb. I was sleeping when we heard a loud explosion. Nicholson said the bomb was meant to eliminate the militants' sanctuary in southern Nangarhar, "and this weapon was very effective i... [Full Article...]


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