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Paris police-killing suspect identified

Paris police-killing suspect identified French authorities said a man sought in Belgium, who was suspected of having planned to travel to France on Thursday, had handed himself in to police in the Belgian city of Antwerp. It remains to be seen how or whether the attack in Paris will affect Sunday's vote. U.S. President Donald Trump predicted in a tweet Friday that the attack in Paris "will have a big effect" on the electio... [Full Article...]

Trump to meet Italian premier ahead of G-7 meeting in Italy

Gentiloni said that "Italy's contribution in fighting terrorism is significant: we are present in seven countries, we are the second contributors in Iraq and Afghanistan after the United States". He said it requires social and economic collaboration with Muslim communities to be effective. Trudeau offered that reply to the USA president's latest anti-Canada trade tirade, one in which Trump savag... [Full Article...]

India, Australia Ink 6 Pacts; To Boost Counter-Terror Cooperation

India, Australia Ink 6 Pacts; To Boost Counter-Terror Cooperation It also said that "the two Prime Ministers reiterated their strong commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and stressed that there can be no justification for acts of terror on any grounds whatsoever". generally they retire young after 20 years of service". The deal would involve India and is a substitute to Trans-Pacific Partnership. India is Australia's fifth larges... [Full Article...]

Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election

The Scottish National Party (SNP) recommended its members abstained from the vote. Britain's most recent general election was in 2015 and before the April 19 vote, the next one was to have been held in 2020. "I am asking them to put their trust in me and if they do that, if they give me a mandate for these negotiations for the plan for Brexit that the Government has, the plan for a stronge... [Full Article...]

Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea 'menace,' Pyongyang warns of strike

Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea 'menace,' Pyongyang warns of strike USA officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by the country's bombers, although they played down concern and left open a range of possible reasons for the actions. " We are watching the situation closely and will not be letting our guard down ", Mr Lee said. Trump has focused his efforts on North Korea on trying to persuade China to put more pressure on its ally and could... [Full Article...]

Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia

Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia Pence said the USA would work with allies and others in the region to apply diplomatic and economic pressure on the regime in Pyongyang until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "North Korea is the most risky and urgent threat to the peace and security of the Asian Pacific", he said. Pence spoke in Tokyo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Japan Wedneaday. [Full Article...]

Londoners protest against 'unprecedented' anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya

Londoners protest against 'unprecedented' anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Bomer and Billy Eichner are just three of the LGBTQ celebrities who are speaking out against reports that gay men are being detained , attacked and even killed in the Russian region of Chechnya . "I urge you to press them on these concerns and to put into practice the human rights goals you set for yourself and your Department in your confirmation process". [Full Article...]

Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research

Several contrasted rationality and scientific thought to "alternative facts", a phrase that's attracted popular derision since a White House aide uttered it. Evidence-based science! When do we want it? Marches are also happening in Durban and Capetown, South Africa and Tokyo. Scientists and their supporters were urged to turn out in force in London as well as other marches in France, Ireland, Fi... [Full Article...]

Five ways North Korea gets money to build nuclear weapons

The possibility of a preemptive strike against North Korea for now seems to be an unlikely scenario as National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on ABC news said it is time to undertake all actions "short of a military option". Mr Pence made the unannounced visit at the start of his 10-day trip to Asia in a USA show of force that allowed the Vice President to gaze at North Korean soldiers from a... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation challenges U.S. to prove chemical attack in Syria

As recently as March 30 , his administration's stance, reinforced in individual statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley , ambassador to the United Nations , was not to intervene in Syria. US officials are looking into whether Russian Federation knew about the pending chemical weapons attack ahead of time, and whether they tried to help Syria cover it up. [Full Article...]

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

Pence said at a joint news conference with Jokowi that the US wants to strengthen its strategic partnership with Indonesia. However Connelly believes the primary reason Pence chose to visit Indonesia rather than Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand on his tour of South-east Asia was because it was the headquarters of ASEAN. [Full Article...]

Le Pen gains support after Paris attack but Macron still seen winning

Klaus Regling, the managing director of the euro zone's bailout fund, told a forum in Washington this week he doubted Le Pen would gain support to change France's constitution to take the country out of the European Union or the euro zone. [Full Article...]

Kim oversees North Korea display of military strength

In his annual New Year's address, Kim said that the country's preparations for an inter-continental ballistic missile launch have "reached the final stage". NBC News reported on Thursday that the U.S.is prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea if it believes the country is about to conduct a nuclear weapons test. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom parliament votes in favour of early election

Explaining his vote against, he said: "The key thing here is the fixed term parliament act was put in place by the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats to give them some sort of protection against destabilisation and a general election being called before they wanted one". [Full Article...]

MOAB death total rises to 94

The biggest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat by the US military killed 36 militants in eastern Afghanistan , officials said Friday , and villagers in the remote, mountainous area described being terrified by the "earsplitting blast". [Full Article...]

Petitions to cancel Turkey vote result rejected

Petitions to cancel Turkey vote result rejected Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, whose job will cease to exist once the constitutional changes take full effect, said Erdogan would be invited to rejoin the ruling AK Party as soon as official results are announced, a sign the government has no intention of waiting to see the outcome of opposition appeals. [Full Article...]

Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding

Stunning drone footage captures rare video of blue whales feeding Extraordinary new footage of blue whales feeding in South Taranaki Bight. "Whales need to be choosy about when to apply the brakes to feed on a patch of krill". "We think this is because blue whales are so big, and stopping to lunge-feed and then speeding up again is so energy-intensive, that they try to maximize their effort", Torres explains. [Full Article...]

Trump weighs in on French election with comments on Paris attack

He was taken into custody but while being questioned grabbed another officer's gun and shot him three times , the source added. There have also been attacks on a Jewish school, a satirical weekly and a kosher market. He also wants to take France out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, bring energy companies under state control and substantially raise taxes on the rich. [Full Article...]

Japanese Destroyers Will Meet US Navy 'Armada' on Approach to Korean Peninsula

While House officials have since said their account was based on "guidance from the Defense Department", according to The New York Times . Mr Pence also said an aircraft carrier strike group, led by the USS Carl Vinson, heading for waters off the Korean peninsula would be in the Sea of Japan within days. [Full Article...]

Mercury soars to 44°C in city

Mercury soars to 44°C in city It was a partly cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 56 per cent. Kota and Bikaner recorded 44 degrees Celsius and 43.6 degrees Celsius, respectively. The Met department warned that heat wave/warm nights are likely to prevail at isolated places in the state. [Full Article...]


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