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Julia Roberts Named People's 'Most Beautiful' for Record 5th Time

Julia Roberts Named People's 'Most Beautiful' for Record 5th Time Roberts added that she thinks she's "currently peaking" at 49, and says her earliest success didn't even register with her. "I guess the one that gets the most commentary is probably my look for the Oscars for Erin Brockovich ", she says. She also said on the honor, " I am very flattered ". "Was I old enough to be voted into this level of popularity?" she jokes. Then again, this year's crew o... [Full Article...]

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

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117 Emma Morano , thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, sits on her bed. Guinness World Records is saddened to learn of the passing of Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy, holder of the record titles for Oldest living person and Oldest living woman . [Full Article...]

Japan says differences with US on economic talks

Japan says differences with US on economic talks Pence was addressing U.S. military personnel and guests including Japanese sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which is forward-deployed with the U.S. Pence has used the first stops on his 10-day visit to Asia Pacific to stress the Trump administration's strong commitment to USA allies in the face of hostile rhetoric from Pyongyang. [Full Article...]

Israel Rules Out Talks With Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Israel Rules Out Talks With Palestinian Hunger Strikers The Israeli Prison Service simultaneously transferred the Palestinian prisoners who called for disagreement to other facilities, where they remain isolated, arguing, 'the call for a hunger strike is contrary to the prison regulations'. The prisoners also demand to have periodic medical checkups and to increase the number of visits by the International Red Cross. The reports said his offense ... [Full Article...]

Perez heads to Georgia to boost Ossoff before runoff

However, with 185 of the 210 precincts reported, Ossoff held only 48.3 percent of the vote - just short of the 50 percent he needed to become the first Democrat to represent Atlanta's affluent northern suburbs since the 1970s. Handel supported Trump in the 2016 election and thanked him on Twitter for his support of her candidacy. "I think she will embrace Trump". But an Ossoff win could weak... [Full Article...]

Trump Cheers Elevation Of Gorsuch To Supreme Court

President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the event in the garden, which places Gorsuch in the seat that has been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016. Gorsuch will rule on several high-profile cases , as the court meets in private as early as Thursday to consider cases for the upcoming term. The U.S. [Full Article...]

White House Trump still under audit wont release taxes

White House Trump still under audit wont release taxes Presidents have released their tax returns going back to Richard Nixon and Trump could release his returns, audit or no audit. Trump's argument against releasing his taxes - that he's under audit - has been repeatedly debunked. An increasing number of congressional Republicans have used the opportunity to insist Trump disclose his own returns or face insurmountable opposition as he attempts to... [Full Article...]

Surprise attack sees Iraqi forces advance near key Mosul mosque

Iraqi police on Sunday accused Islamic State of using chemical weapons against their forces in Mosul , but said that had not stopped them making new ground towards the militants' last stronghold in the city. Government forces, including army, police and elite counter terrorism units have taken back most of it, including the half that lies east of the Tigris river. [Full Article...]

UN court rejects Ukraine request to block rebel funding

UN court rejects Ukraine request to block rebel funding This was stated in the order, delivered by ICJ President Ronnie Abraham, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. The Hague-based court said the Kiev regime had failed to offer sufficient evidence at this stage that emergency interim measures were needed. [Full Article...]

Global Economic Growth Speeds Up a Bit

Global Economic Growth Speeds Up a Bit It also came ahead of this week's gathering of central bank governors and finance ministers for the 2017 IMF/World Bank annual spring meeting in Washington . Beijing should "focus on containing the problems at their source by accepting slower and more sustainable growth outcomes. and cutting off-budget public sector investment while increasing on-budget allocations for social assistance, health e... [Full Article...]

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

The State Department must provide an update to Congress every 90 days. But he also says the Trump administration is questioning whether the US should continue holding up its side of the bargain. The 2015 deal between Iran and six major powers restricts Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of global economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic. [Full Article...]

Gorsuch to hear major religious liberty case

Gorsuch to hear major religious liberty case NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: Gorsuch emerged from behind the red velvet curtains with his eight colleagues and took his seat at the far right of the bench where the court's most junior justice always sits, whatever his politics. Gorsuch was confident and seemed not the least bit self-conscious as he questioned attorneys. Gorsuch follows the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative favorite, who pa... [Full Article...]

United Nations votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon recommended that UN peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse and exploitation be court martialed in countries where the alleged incidents took place. More than 300 of the allegations involved children. "If missions don't stay long enough to secure the gains they make and ensure that the host government is truly ready to manage security, United Nations member... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn backs snap general election

Polling over the Easter weekend suggested voters favoured most of the policies Labour announced over the past few weeks, but many were still not persuaded to back the party over the Conservatives . He said other key issues will be tax and spending policies, but also believes defence spending is "creeping up" the agenda. Jeremy Corbyn is facing an open challenge to his authority on day one of th... [Full Article...]

Walcott: 'Hard work starts now after letting Arsenal fans down'

Walcott: 'Hard work starts now after letting Arsenal fans down' Arsenal now trail the Champions League qualification places by seven points and will need a fantastic run-in if they are to maintain Wenger's record. No decent person could take pleasure in watching Arsène Wenger struggle under the anvil of pressure as Arsenal lose more and more crucial games. "It's a hard defeat but on top of that it has consequences on our chances to be in the top four". [Full Article...]

UK Parliament expected to approve snap election

The next general election wasn't actually due until 2020, the Fixed Term Parliaments Act allows one to take place earlier if two-thirds of MPs back the decision. Today Parliament has no real choice but to support her plan for an election even though Labour MPs can be nearly certain that, under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, a Tory landslide looks pretty certain. [Full Article...]

Lavrov to Tillerson: US attack in Syria plays into terrorists' hands

In addition, the living quarters occupied by Russian advisers, Syrian airmen and some civilian workers were on the periphery of the airfield, which meant it could be destroyed without risking hundreds of casualties, especially if the attack occurred outside the base's normal working hours. [Full Article...]

North Korea's missile launch fail

North Korea's missile launch fail Kim Jong-un did not speak at the parade but waved from a balcony. Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing. In this combination of images made from video, from left to right: North Koreans An Yong Ae and O Song Rim; and South Koreans Kwon Soon-yong and Hong Dong-wan; are interviewed by the Associated Press in Pyongyang and Seoul on Saturday, April 15, 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump orders review of US visa program

He has already signed a number of executive orders since he took office, including the decision to ban travelers from some majority-Muslim nations. "With this action we are sending a powerful signal to the world that were going to defend our workers , protect our jobs and finally put America first", President Trump said at the Snap-On factory in Kenosha. [Full Article...]

Facebook murder suspect found dead

Facebook murder suspect found dead He is believed to have shot himself after a short police pursuit. Police would not speculate on what prompted the killing, but videos Stephens posted showed him talking about losing everything he had to gambling and trouble with his girlfriend. [Full Article...]


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