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US, Canada and Mexico support combined 2026 World Cup hosting play

At the launch event in New York , Victor Montagliani , the Canadian Soccer Association President said he hoped the country's bid would be helped by their previous experiences of hosting FIFA events. The decision on who will host the event will be made in 2020 . But when the tournament expanded from 32 to 48 teams - beginning in 2026 - the competition likely became too big for Canada to ho... [Full Article...]

Emergency declared after Egypt bombings

Emergency declared after Egypt bombings A supreme council to counter terrorism and extremism is also going to be formed as a response to the Palm Sunday terrorist attack. Before that, Sisi had called a National Defence Council meeting in the afternoon. "This terrorist attack is devoid of all the principles of humanity and civilisation", it said in a statement. French President Francois Hollande expressed solidarity with Egyptian aut... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton: Misogyny played role in election loss

Kristof also brought up the possibility of heading an organization such as the United Nations' humanitarian UNICEF program, and Clinton said that she was interested in working in "all sectors of society" including non-profit groups. Her appearance at the Women in the World Summit is the latest in a string of public appearances for Clinton in the past few weeks. Clinton on Friday urged the admi... [Full Article...]

Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say

Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say The man had been known to Swedish security services but had no clear links to militant groups. Sweden's Prime Minister has vowed the country will never yield to terrorism as he led a minute's silence for those killed and injured when a truck driver mowed down pedestrians on a Stockholm shopping street. [Full Article...]

Sanders calls on Trump to come to Congress over Syria strikes

Sanders calls on Trump to come to Congress over Syria strikes The new strikes came as Russian Federation, the Syrian regime's main ally, sent a frigate armed with cruise missiles to a Syrian port in an apparent show of force in response to the United States strike. Trump administration officials on Sunday blamed Russian inaction for enabling a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepared to explain ... [Full Article...]

Doubts emerge about letters claiming Islamists attacked Borussia Dortmund bus

Doubts emerge about letters claiming Islamists attacked Borussia Dortmund bus A German judge has authorised the arrest of a 26-year-old Iraqi man detained after an attack on a bus carrying players of a soccer team who prosecutors believed is a member of Islamic State. Germany has been on high alert since a series of jihadist attacks past year, including a deadly Christmas market truck rampage in Berlin . The club's manager Thomas Tuchel had hit out at the decision to p... [Full Article...]

US Air Force Stages Massive "Elephant Walk" in Japan

Stars and Stripes reports the Air Force WC-135 Constant Phoenix - nicknamed "The Nuke-Sniffer" for its ability to locate deadly explosives - landed arrived at Kadena Air Base last week. Recent satellite images indicate ongoing activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear site, where Pyongyang conducted its fifth nuclear test in September 2016. [Full Article...]

Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem According to the scriptures, Christ died for the sinners on the cross on Friday, popularly known as " Good Friday " and was risen on the third day known as "Easter Sunday". On that occasion, people will celebrate Easter. Last week, we celebrated Palm Sunday , and you may remember that we were all waving palm branches and shouting, "Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord". [Full Article...]

Massive US bomb kills 36 Isis fighters in Afghanistan

The decision to drop the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb - dubbed the "mother of all bombs" - marks a dramatic escalation. The show chose to play Toby Keith's pro-America anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", while viewers watched the footage of the massive bomb exploding in Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Woman drowns after falling from boat in Lough Erne

Woman drowns after falling from boat in Lough Erne Her two children were asleep at the time of the tragedy. CPR was attempted at dockside but she was later died in hospital. The woman is reported to have been aged in her 30s. "Talking to local people, they are all completely shocked by the tragedy", he said. I want to extend my sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of this young woman. [Full Article...]

Gorsuch confirmation rolls Supreme Court to the right

Gorsuch confirmation rolls Supreme Court to the right Gorsuch was confirmed Friday by a vote of 54-45 after the Republican majority mirrored a Democratic strategy employed in 2013 to lower the number of required votes to confirm judicial nominees. Thursday's showdown is expected to begin around 11 a.m., when senators will convene for a "cloture vote" - a special feature of Senate procedure that ends debate on a bill or nomination, allowing the proces... [Full Article...]

Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience

Trump, in May, 2016: "NATO is obsolete". He criticised its effectiveness in the fight against terrorism and the alliance's cost to the US. In Syria, the decision to launch a cruise-missile strike on an airfield after President Bashar al-Assad attacked a rebel-held town with deadly sarin gas appeared to break with Trump's "America First" vision, while also alienating Russian Federation, whose le... [Full Article...]

Strike kills 15, including 4 children, in Syria's Idlib

Strike kills 15, including 4 children, in Syria's Idlib Referring to Russia, Fallon wrote: "Must show the resolve necessary to bring this regime to heel". Haley said she thought a regime change would occur because "all of the parties are going to see that Assad is not the leader that needs to be taking place for Syria". [Full Article...]

Russia: Syrian chemical weapons attack could be 'staged'

His remarks came at a news conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, and Walid Muallem, who represents Syria's Assad regime, which is widely blamed for the deadly attack. "If our U.S. colleagues and some European nations believe that their version is right, they have no reason to fear the creation of such an independent group", Mr Lavrov added. [Full Article...]

Democrats seek to resolve health payments on spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration released limited fixes Thursday for shaky health insurance markets, but insurers quickly said those actions won't guarantee stability for millions of consumers now covered. Congressional Democrats will seek to create a permanent funding mechanism for the insurer subsidies, which are now the target of a House GOP lawsuit that claims the payments are illega... [Full Article...]

As Tillerson visits Moscow, Trump calls Assad an 'animal'

As Tillerson visits Moscow, Trump calls Assad an 'animal' Washington blames Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, while Moscow says Syrian rebels are responsible. Moscow has strenuously objected to Trump's decision to launch 59 U.S. The Kremlin had previously declined to confirm Putin would meet Tillerson, reflecting the renewed tensions. Later Wednesday, Russia blocked the U.N. [Full Article...]

Egypt identifies Alexandria church bomber as fugitive with militant ties

In a similar attack, at least 30 Christians died in a blast at a church in Cairo. The ministry said Abdallah and Baghdady were associates of Amr Saad Abbas Ibrahim, a fugitive who is the leader of a terrorist cell that orchestrated last December's deadly suicide bombing of Cairo's St Peter and St Paul's Church, which killed 29 worshipers, mostly women and children. [Full Article...]

South African opposition protests Zuma, who celebrates 75th

The president would later take part in his 75th birthday celebrations at a public venue in the township of Soweto, near the commercial hub of Johannesburg . Zuma (74) has survived four previous no confidence votes. Looking ahead, Newton said Zuma was likely to appoint a like-minded successor as head of the ANC at its end-of-year conference, with his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma likely t... [Full Article...]

China warns against force in North Korea

The LA Times reported that, while North Korea could test another short or medium-range missile, or a nuclear weapon, it is not likely that North Korea could target the US mainland with the current technology the country has on hand. It's a reflection of the mood in Beijing , which is officially opposed to "war or chaos" on the Korean Peninsula and wary of the possibility of U.S. [Full Article...]

French candidates go head to head in TV debate with Macron favourite

French candidates go head to head in TV debate with Macron favourite The scandal has deeply damaged the Fillon's chances in the two-round April 23-May 7 vote. He was referring to a press report in the satirical Le Canard Enchaine weekly which was the first to allege that Fillon had been paying his wife huge sums of tax-payers money for work she had not properly carried out. [Full Article...]


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