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Feminists believe O'Reilly firing motivated by ad money, not harassment

Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" about her role as a Fox News Channel contributor, Palin said , "Well, I think the key there is that you said I " used " to be with Fox - I used to be with Fox". In light of this, one would think that Fox News anchors would be on high alert to stay away from anything that would bridge this topic in any way, shape or form. [Full Article...]

Evacuations as 'extremely serious' Cyclone Cook batters New Zealand

Officials have warned of high waves, storm surges and landslides. "Anything from 150 to 200 mills of rain, 150 mile an hour winds, we're expecting anything from 3 to 6 metre swells". New Zealand is bracing for severe weather with Tropical Cyclone Cook expected to lash the country this week. Air New Zealand suspended flights from Tauranga Airport and other flights around the country were also d... [Full Article...]

Christians nationwide celebrate Easter Sunday

Christians nationwide celebrate Easter Sunday Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale Most Reverend Philip Naameh in a Easter Homily advised Christians against seeking shortcuts to their problems but rather depend on God who works according to his own time. The resurrection of Jesus is a foundation of the Christian faith. I love Easter because it not only brings smiles to the face, but joy to the heart, peace at times to those broken-hearted and ... [Full Article...]

Paris Hit By Another Terror Attack: Gunman Kills Cop, Wounds Three More

Paris Hit By Another Terror Attack: Gunman Kills Cop, Wounds Three More French President Francois Hollande convened a meeting of the country's defense council Friday. Authorities are trying to determine whether "one or more people" might have helped the attacker, Brandet said. The attacker emerged from a auto and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer store at the centre of the Champs-Elysees, anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molin... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis shakes hands with Bill O'Reilly

O'Reilly's firing comes after media outlets reported in early April that the outspoken conservative TV host and 21st Century Fox had paid up to $13 million since 2002 to five accusers so that they would not pursue their harassment lawsuits. [Full Article...]

French presidential challengers set for rival Paris rallies (and a canal cruise)

After Brexit a year ago, there has been a spread of far-right nationalism in Europe, and France's potential departure from the European Union could dismantle the decades-long pact. Several dozen left-wing protesters clashed with police outside the venue before the speech. Another FN official, Jean Messiha, said he saw a couple of Molotov cocktails being thrown. [Full Article...]

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension Acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday asked the military to reinforce its defenses and warned that North Korea is poised to carry out a provocation around April 25. "Through this exercise, I am sure we can deter war and remove our enemy's intention to provoke us". The DPRK missile launch was the second time this month the North conducted a missile test. [Full Article...]

French police detain family members of Champs Elysees shooter

French police detain family members of Champs Elysees shooter Police have swooped on a home in a Paris suburb after a gunman opened fire on police on the Champs-Elysees boulevard, killing one officer and wounding three people before being shot dead. Polls suggest that voters have been influenced more by France's sluggish economy and sky-high unemployment than terror fears but analysts have always stressed that this would change in the event of bloodshed. [Full Article...]

Trump says shooting in Paris looks like 'terrorist attack'

Trump says shooting in Paris looks like 'terrorist attack' The deal's critics, though, say it fails to achieve even that goal because key restrictions on Iran's nuclear development sunset after a decade or more. The US has continued to punish Tehran for those activities with non-nuclear sanctions that also fall outside the purview of the deal. The US secretary of state has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle... [Full Article...]

Lawyer says ME 'Illegally' holding Aaron Hernandez's brain

Three hand-written notes and a Bible were found, but the district attorney's office did not say what was on the notes. The center studies CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been found in N.F.L. When a Boston University representative arrived to pick up the brain for testing, they were denied possession, Baez said. Dan Bennett, Massachusetts' secretary for public safety and security, sa... [Full Article...]

Hollande: Paris Shooting Looks Like Terrorism

Hollande: Paris Shooting Looks Like Terrorism An attacker with an autom. Hollande said security will be tightened ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said the man had been identified, but investigators were still assessing if he had accomplices. [Full Article...]

Canadian minister looking forward to Trump trade talks

Trump's comments were the second time this week he has put Canada's dairy industry in his sights after earlier vowing to defend American farmers who have been hurt by Canada's protectionist trade practices. Trump appeared to be taking issue with Canadian dairy producer's decision to lower the price of dairy ingredients to make Canadian products more affordable, which drew business away from prod... [Full Article...]

GM halts operations in Venezuela after plant seizure

Tens of thousands of protesters asking for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro. Protests against Maduro continued Thursday. There, he asked officers to allow the protesters to assemble peacefully, and held out a Bible. GM described the takeover as an "illegal judicial seizure of its assets". Hundreds of workers desperate for information about their jobs gathered at the plant to meet go... [Full Article...]

French Candidates Talk of 'Frexit,' but Le Divorce Would Be Chaotic

Le Pen topped the polls for the first round during much of the race with her pledges to cut immigration and defend French culture - while also aiming to take France out of the euro. "It's just one more reason for people to cut back a little bit and not be almost as long", said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey. [Full Article...]

Despite massive spending, Dems fail to take US House seat in Georgia

Republicans have controlled the seat for decades and Mr Trump won it by one percentage point in last November's presidential election. Special elections will hold particular importance for Democrats this year, as Republicans now control both the House and Senate. [Full Article...]

Trump vows to back U.S. dairy farmers in Canada trade spat

Trump has recently been contacted by the governors of both Wisconsin and NY, as well as several U.S dairy production boards, who want him to urge Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do away with the pricing policy. Last week, Trump received a letter from four U.S. dairy industry groups - the National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council, the International Dairy Foods As... [Full Article...]

Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide

Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide Meanwhile, Holy Saturday is celebrated as the eve of Easter and marks the day that the body of Jesus Christ was laid in the tomb. " As we celebrate Easter, let us reflect on the significance of the season, which is love and sacrifice, to unite as a people ". [Full Article...]

Bill O'Reilly to receive $36m pay out after Fox News exit

On Wednesday, O'Reilly, host of the Fox primetime show "The O'Reilly Factor", was sacked following a cloud of harassment allegations against him. The announcement came after a Times report at the top of the month claimed that "about $13 million" had been paid out across several years to a total of five women in exchange for halting their allegations. [Full Article...]

Reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

Almost all vehicles built in Venezuela in the first two months this year were assembled by Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T , which said on Thursday that its plant was operating normally. The OPEC nation's economy has been in free-fall since the collapse of oil prices in 2014. Once one of Latin America's wealthiest nations , the oil-rich country has witnessed a broad, painful withering of industrial ac... [Full Article...]

US Defence Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

US Defence Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons The agreement was later enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution. Speaking in Tel Aviv alongside Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Mattis said that while the nuclear deal with Iran remains "in force, ... In his remarks alongside the prime minister, Mattis referenced Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be marked on Sunday at sundown through Monday evening. [Full Article...]


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