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Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn't mention Aaron Hernandez

Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn't mention Aaron Hernandez The White House is aware of "potential negative impacts" from a review ordered by Trump of whether lifting sanctions through the Iran nuclear deal was in US national security interests, his spokesman says. Patriots players did not speak about Hernandez's death at the White House and team officials earlier said they would not comment. Days ago, the 27-year-old former tight end was acquitted of a ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ties may be at an all-time low, admits Donald Trump

Trump has praised China for its decision to abstain from voting on the United Nations resolution, terming it an honour for the US. Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that the participants warned that any unilateral action by the U.S.is unacceptable. [Full Article...]

Dinakaran dropped from AIADMK after alleged bribery case

Dinakaran dropped from AIADMK after alleged bribery case Panneerselvam had revolted against AIADMK chief Sasikala on February 7 last alleging he was forced to step down for her elevation as Chief Minister. Replying to a question on quitting the party post, Dhinakaran said he was appointed by the General Secretary, (Sasikala), and he has to consult her before deciding on the matter. [Full Article...]

Israeli man injured, Palestinian assailant shot to death in car-ramming attack

The radio quoted Israeli army sources as saying that Israeli soldiers at the scene opened fire at the auto and critically wounded the driver after he drove his vehicle over a group of Israelis standing near the crossroad. In that same time, Israeli forces killed at least 243 Palestinians, a lot of them identified as attackers by Israeli authorities. A wave of unrest which erupted in October 2015... [Full Article...]

Korea Celebrated Its Founder By Showing Off A Bunch Of Missiles

Korea Celebrated Its Founder By Showing Off A Bunch Of Missiles Current leader Kim Jong Un looked on as soldiers marched with tanks, missiles and rocket tubes through a plaza in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang , the New York Times reported . This would allow North Korea to prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged during launches and also make the missiles harder to detect after they're fired, he said. [Full Article...]

North Korea fails to launch missile

North Korea fails to launch missile North Korea put on a huge military spectacle on Saturday to celebrate its founder's birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un, and in a defiant show of force in front of the world. Missiles appeared to be the main theme of a giant military parade, with Kim Il-Sung's grandson, leader Kim Jong-Un, taking time to greet the commander of the St... [Full Article...]

HC dismisses plea asking to approach ICJ to free Jadhav

HC dismisses plea asking to approach ICJ to free Jadhav Expressing disappointment over Pakistan turning down India's request for consular access to Jadhav, the Indian envoy had also said, "They have denied our request for consular access 13 times (in the last one year)". Observing that it would be "inappropriate" to openly discuss the "sensitive issue", the bench said "revelation in open court about steps being taken by the government may jeopardize th... [Full Article...]

Jakartans head to the polls as voting begins in governor elections

Jakartans head to the polls as voting begins in governor elections The Jakarta election battle has cracked open religious and ethnic fault-lines and highlighted the growing strength of hard-line Islamic groups in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Nila Tanzil a prominent Ahok supporter and CEO of Taman Bacaan Pelangi told Asian Correspondent this week that "I was born and raised in Jakarta and I have never seen improvements like we've had under Ahok". [Full Article...]

Stockholm truck attack suspect 'confessed to terrorist crime'

It is unclear when Akilov arrived in Sweden but he has apparently lived in the country under different identities and applied for asylum in 2014. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack that coincided with Bastille Day celebrations. Swedish media reported that before and after the attack Akilov exchanged WhatsApp messages with ISIS supporters, and those messages were then shared in an ISIS ... [Full Article...]

Britons to be hit by 'Australia first' working visa clampdown

Britons to be hit by 'Australia first' working visa clampdown The majority of the visa holders under the 457 category were from India, accounting nearly a quarter of the intake, followed by the United Kingdom and China at 19.5 per cent and 5. People now on a 457 Visa, which lasts for four years, will be exempt from the new regulations. Stricter labour market testing for foreign workers applying for employment in Australia will be enforced under the Turnbul... [Full Article...]

UK defence minister: Russia responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths

UK defence minister: Russia responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths Hundreds of demonstrators took to New York City streets chanting "Hands off Syria! " and "Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!" That city was hit early this week by chemical weapons that authorities say were fired either by Syrian or Russian warplanes, sparking an global outcry and the USA cruise missile retaliation three days later. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson 'dismayed' by Russia's UN Syria veto

Relations between Russian Federation and the United States are at an "all-time low", according to US President Donald Trump. Ahead of the critical meeting, Tillerson said he wanted "a very open, candid and frank exchange" as the two officials aimed to figure each other out during the first visit to Russian Federation by a senior member of the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Japan urged to ease restrictions on USA beef

Instead, Tokyo is looking at reviving the TPP without the U.S. Shortly after, in the wake of North Korea's missile test and the resultant growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, China banned imports of Chinese coal for the remainder of the year. [Full Article...]

Russia-US relations put to test

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, said relations between the countries are 'at a low point'. "I felt we had to do something about it". "Our priority is no longer to sit and focus on getting Assad out", Haley had told reporters on March 30 . [Full Article...]

First Woman To Wear A Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later

First Woman To Wear A Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later Although Bobbi Gibb was also in the race for the second straight year, one of the unofficial runners known as bandits, race director Jock Semple fumed at the sight of Switzer in an official bib and tried to pull her off the course. "At about a mile and a half into the race, the press truck went by us, and they saw that I was a woman in the race wearing numbers and they began taking pictures". [Full Article...]

#B31JustRead: Theresa May to seek snap election for 8 June

The prospect of a much longer transitional period "materially reduces the "crash risk" of Brexit negotiations", they say . May became the first foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House when she visited in late January. It's more because they expect to learn a lot about Mrs May's vision for Brexit in the heat of campaigning - and also about the visions of the Labour leader Jeremy Cor... [Full Article...]

Trump Congratulates Erdogan on Turkey Referendum as Opposition Seeks Revote

Trump Congratulates Erdogan on Turkey Referendum as Opposition Seeks Revote Everyone and all sections - and the main opposition party in particular- must show respect. "The crusader mentality in the West and its servants at home have attacked us", Erdogan told a crowd as he arrived at Ankara airport, referring to the foreign monitors' assessment. [Full Article...]

Indonesian capital to elect leader as religious tensions rise

Indonesian capital to elect leader as religious tensions rise Police said voting proceeded smoothly through the morning across the city of 10 million people, after what the Jakarta Post this week dubbed "the dirtiest, most polarising and most divisive" election campaign the nation had ever seen. The hardline Islamists behind the rallies - led by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), a group known for attacks on religious minorities and extorting money from ni... [Full Article...]

Anzac Day services planned for Lower Eyre

Northcliffe will hold a dawn service at 5.45am, followed by a tree planting and the unveiling of a plaque for Northcliffe resident and centenarian Ernie Burton. For the main service the parade is to form up at the RSL from 8.50am with the service at the Cenotaph at 9am. "Following the Bombala Dawn Service, breakfast provided by the RSL will be served for all the attendees at the Bombala RSL Club... [Full Article...]

A backlash to Indian job seekers: Australia abolishes 457 visa program

A backlash to Indian job seekers: Australia abolishes 457 visa program In a video posted to social media on Tuesday, Turnbull announced that the 457 skilled migrant visa would be abolished in favor of two new visas which will require additional requirements for migrants to work in Australia. Crucially, it is now uncapped and, as of September 2016, there were 95,757 skilled workers in Australia. The 457 visa, which runs for up to four years , is now used by 95,... [Full Article...]


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