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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 91 with Quiet Day, Gun Salutes

In Hyde Park at midday, 41 volleys in honour of the monarch's birthday were fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. Birthday celebrations tend to be kept private, with only a series of gun salutes in central London . He said: "It seems incredible that the Queen is 91 as it only seemed to be yesterday that she was 90!" Happy (actual) birthday, Your Majesty! Crowds who had gathered... [Full Article...]

General Motors says it's stopped business in Venezuela

General Motors says it's stopped business in Venezuela Late Wednesday, Maduro announced that security forces had detained 30 people for allegedly planning violence. On Wednesday alone, 565 protesters were arrested nationwide, according to Penal Forum, a local NGO that provides legal assistance to detainees. [Full Article...]

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, US spar over words

United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, US spar over words The Trump administration has repeatedly said that it is hoping that China will do for Mr. Trump what it has failed to do for past presidents - force concessions from Pyongyang. Chang stressed that both the US and China need step it up. North Korea has a long history of portraying mock violence against the United States in propaganda videos. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson cancelled his trip to Moscow after tensions escalated in Syria

Boris Johnson cancelled his trip to Moscow after tensions escalated in Syria Allies of Bashar al-Assad's murderous regime rallied around the Syrian strongman and pledged to respond to U.S. "aggression" after the Trump administration bombed a military airfield in retaliation for a poisonous gas attack. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted, however, that defeating ISIL in Syria remained Washington's top priority. He said that for that "this oppressive Assad needs... [Full Article...]

French vote a tight four-horse race

French vote a tight four-horse race But in this highly unpredictable election, no one is ruling out the possibility of Marine Le Pen pulling this off and not only becoming France's first woman president, but also its first far-right leader since the Second World War. The siren call of Le Pen's "France first" nationalist rhetoric, and Melenchon's late surge left Europe's second-largest country and third-biggest economy at a crossroad... [Full Article...]

VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia

There's also been plenty of confusion about regional trade after Trump scratched plans for the United States to sign off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which included Australia, Japan and 10 other countries, saying it would lead to U.S. [Full Article...]

Pence Stares Down North Korean Troops

The threat of a real war got slightly closer to reality Thursday when North Korea warned of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" that would wipe out the U.S. Pyongyang says it has developed a missile that can strike the mainland United States, but experts are of the view that it is some time away from mastering the necessary technology, including miniaturising a nuclear warhead. [Full Article...]

United States turning Korean peninsula into world's biggest hotspot warns UN ambassador

Tensions have been running particularly high on the Korean Peninsula, and the related parties are taking extra steps to ensure they are ready to react based on information that is both timely and accurate. "Our hope is that we can resolve this issue peaceably". Diplomats said the USA -drafted statement would strongly condemn the launch and express the council's "utmost concern" at North Korea's ... [Full Article...]

Putin: US-Russia Relations Have 'Degraded' Since Trump Took Office

Putin also asserted that Syria has complied with an agreement to dispose of chemical weapons "so far as we know". Russian Federation says the chemicals that killed civilians last week belonged to rebel forces, not Assad's government, and accused the United States of acting on a false pretext. [Full Article...]

'Rocket' Ronnie relieved to progress at World Championships

This time O'Sullivan is setting low expectations, having failed to win back-to-back matches since landing the Masters title in January. The five-time world champion has conducted a number of freaky post-match interviews recently, deliberately only giving one-word answers and speaking in a robotic voice on ITV during the World Grand Prix in February. [Full Article...]

Egypt says second church bomber identified

IS claimed both bombings. The attack on St. George's in Tanta, almost 60 miles north of Cairo , killed 28. He recalled watching his son wearing white vestments and singing at the service. "We are proud of General Nagwa", Fathi said. "It's a purely political decision that is meant to have a psychological impact". Jihadists and Islamists accuse Copts of supporting the military overthrow of Islami... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors, judges back controversial prosecutor in filing

Prosecutors, judges back controversial prosecutor in filing She also filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month after Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a series of executive orders that kicked her off of 23 murder cases in which she wouldn't be seeking the death penalty. Inside was a card with a hangman's noose made of green twine. The two cases are due back in court later this month when Scott is expected to formally respond to Ayala's actions. [Full Article...]

British Parliament backs PM's call for June general election over 'Brexit'

After addressing a rowdy session of the House of Commons, Ms May won the support of 522 MPs in the 650-seat Parliament for an election on June 8, an easy victory for the Prime Minister who could see her majority increase by at least 100 seats in the poll. [Full Article...]

Trump blasts Canada on trade, calls its actions a 'disgrace'

He said the facts don't bear that out and attached a U.S. Department of Agriculture dairy outlook report that "clearly indicates the poor results in the U.S. In an effort to soothe those concerns, the Canadian government repeatedly portrays NAFTA negotiations as no big deal, just another adjustment to an agreement adjusted several times already. [Full Article...]

UK Parliament approves Prime Minister's early election call

Despite Corbyn's bravado, his party is demoralized and divided under his left-wing leadership and is expected to fare badly. May's Conservative Party holds a slim majority in Parliament's lower House of Commons and May is banking on gaining a greater share of the seats to make Brexit a smoother transition for her government. [Full Article...]

South Korea's ex-president Park charged with bribery

Park is accused of colluding with her confidante, Choi Soon Sil, who is already on trial, in coercing local conglomerates into donating a total of 77.4 billion won (S$95 million) to two non-profit foundations. Shin offered the bribe in exchange for a key government license for Lotte's duty free business, according to prosecutors. Park has repeatedly apologized for the upset caused by the scandal... [Full Article...]

Bannon, Kushner meet to clear air, end White House rift

It's wholly unsurprising that a group of dynamic, opinionated people would butt heads over influencing the president of the United States, but the Trump White House clearly doesn't want any of the stories about it to eclipse the job the president's doing. [Full Article...]

Former President of South Korea Indicted, to Face Trial

Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin was put on trial on charges of giving 7 billion won to the K-Sports Foundation, allegedly controlled by Choi. Choi and Samsung's top executive, Lee Jae-yong, were also under arrest and on trial. The sprawling corruption scandal implicated the leadership of Samsung, the nation's largest conglomerate, and other big businesses, rekindling public furor over decades-... [Full Article...]

EPA head vows to build trust during Indiana stop

Eric Holcomb who approved a disaster declaration for the city just weeks after taking office. And by the way, those new energy sources fit much better with the mandate of the Environmental Protection Agency that Mr. They chanted and held signs reading, "East Chicago Demands Clean Water". The state is continuing to blood test children, replace water infrastructure and provide resources to fam... [Full Article...]

VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

America's second most powerful man after US President Donald Trump is due to meet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, senior government officials and business leaders in Sydney on Saturday. "It will survive many prime ministers and many presidents". The deal has taken on added importance for Australia , which is under political and legal pressure to shut the camps, particularly one on Papua New ... [Full Article...]


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