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Ahok loses Jakarta election to ex-minister

Ahok loses Jakarta election to ex-minister More than 80% of Indonesia's population professes Islam. Keith Loveard, an analyst at Jakarta-based Concord Consulting, said it will be "a potent force". Whatever the outcome, Jakarta's election will send a strong signal about the ability of Indonesia's minorities to participate in politics as equals. [Full Article...]

How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year

While others in the administration are trying to avoid this by extending deadlines and reassuring continuing current support to stabilize the market, Trump's misreading of the market may damage the exchanges beyond fix and, with it, the continued role of private insurers in future government options. [Full Article...]

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' Request To Carry Out Execution

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' Request To Carry Out Execution While the last-minute appeals raised technical issues involving the defendants' legal rights and courts' jurisdiction, the state's effort to execute its first prisoners since 2005 focused largely on the drugs to be used. He is one of two inmates scheduled for execution Thursday. A medical supply company come forward to state that Arkansas had misled them said it had misled them by stating that t... [Full Article...]

Pence says United States to expand military alliance with Japan

So Pence struck a stern tone after arriving at a US naval base from South Korea. Before the free trade agreement between the two countries took effect in 2012, South Korea's trade surplus against the United States stood at $11.6 billion at end-2011. [Full Article...]

Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers At Snap-on, President Trump said reforming the H-1B program will send "a powerful signal to the world: We're going to defend our workers, protect our jobs and finally put America first ". Ronil Hira, a professor in public policy at Howard University and a critic of the H-1B program, said Trump's planned order is "better than nothing". [Full Article...]

China says trademarks registered equally as Ivanka Trump gets more approved

China says trademarks registered equally as Ivanka Trump gets more approved It seems like a remarkable coincidence that the approval for these trademarks occurred on the same day that she said in on a meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and Donald Trump at Trump's Florida Mar-a-Lago resort. Serious issues like war and peace, the future safety of South Korea and the stability of our relationship with China shouldn't be influenced by the Trump family business ... [Full Article...]

North Korea's attempted missile launch failed, report says

North Korea's attempted missile launch failed, report says Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing for. "The president and his military team are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch", Mattis said. The North points to incidents like the controversial recent missile strike launched against a Syrian air base by Trump in response to what the United States calls a chemical attack by Syrian forces again... [Full Article...]

Appealing for calm, China says US wants talks on North Korea

Pence, his wife Karen and two daughters walked inside the main hall of colorful Senso-ji temple Tuesday as incense burned. "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region". [Full Article...]

Turkey minister rejects European Union call for probe into vote

That drew a harsh rebuke from Erdogan and criticism from Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Until now, Turkey's president was required to remain above party politics, a condition which was removed in one of the referendum's 18 amendments. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Displayed at Military Parade

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Displayed at Military Parade North Korea warned the United States on Saturday to end its " military hysteria " or face retaliation as a USA aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region and the reclusive state marked the " Day of the Sun ", the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father. [Full Article...]

Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack Speaking at a campaign rally in Paris on Monday night, Le Pen criticized mass immigration to France from the Middle East and North Africa and promised to introduce tough immigration rules. National Security Agency contractor who has taken refuge in Moscow since revealing details of secret U.S. government eavesdropping programs in 2013. French voters have so far been more concerned about unemploy... [Full Article...]

Putin speaks on relations with Trump

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive to attend a press conferece after their talks in Moscow on April 12, 2017 . "Russian Federation now has a lot to prove", she said. "We have numerous problems, including those, which were left as action-delayed mines from the previous U.S. [Full Article...]

Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians Although the changes will not affect anyone now in Australia on a 457 visa, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, "Our reforms will have a simple focus: Australian jobs and Australian values" in a Facebook announcement. SCRAPPING 457 Visas is fine but more money needs to be invested in skills and training according to Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ... [Full Article...]

USA orders review of lifting Iran sanctions

On Monday, Foreign Policy reported that the Trump administration was considering increasing current U.S. sanctions against Iran. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the Iran nuclear deal a failure on Wednesday but left open the possibility the Trump administration will uphold it nonetheless. [Full Article...]

Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition

Another congressional battle will play out late next month in conservative-leaning Montana, where voters will pick a replacement for Republican Ryan Zinke, who has become Trump's United States interior secretary. "I don't know if it's time yet to get scared", Simas says. "This is a district very close on the presidential level last cycle and the Democrats went all in on this". [Full Article...]

Japan and US set framework for economic talks

Japan and US set framework for economic talks This new stance Pence described, if it becomes formal USA government policy, not only breaks from decades of Washington orthodoxy and conventional wisdom; it also may place the United States in a different position than its key Asian allies. [Full Article...]

Interpol issues red notice for Chinese property tycoon

Interpol issues red notice for Chinese property tycoon The real estate tycoon disappeared from public view in 2014 but resurfaced in recent months, claiming in two interviews with overseas Chinese media and a stream of Twitter posts that he held damning information about party elites. Despite his humble roots in the central province of Henan, Guo's transformation into a billionaire developer - and his bare-knuckle business tactics - have been the subj... [Full Article...]

AIADMK rules out change in CM, Palaniswami to stay

AIADMK rules out change in CM, Palaniswami to stay Palaniswami said Sasikala and her family has to be kept away from the party directly or indirectly. Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday ruled out any unity in the AIADMK until the now jailed VK Sasikala and her family was ousted from the party. [Full Article...]

South African President Jacob Zuma: Protesters racists

Union leader Zwelinzima Vavi said "we made a mistake by electing a crook (at the ANC's Limpopo conference) who was facing 783 charges". He said South Africans should reclaim their country and vowed not to be intimidated. Pro-Zuma marchers also arrived in Parliament to counter anti-Zuma protests. And his supporters also gathered to support him. Zuma's cabinet overhaul announced last week th... [Full Article...]

Hoboken Grace hosts annual Easter egg hunt

Hoboken Grace hosts annual Easter egg hunt According to Patty Rearden, Deputy Park and Recreation Director, "We are fortunate to have a community that cares about events like these, and we're appreciative for businesses like Steel Etc., and owners like Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz". Windber Easter egg hunt: Alayna Gilin, 4, the daughter of Josh and Tonna Gilin of Windber, was dressed in her Strawberry dress for this year's WAVE Easter Eg... [Full Article...]


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