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Over 100 dead, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan army base

Over 100 dead, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan army base While the military did not give an exact figure of the dead and injured, the Balkh Provincial Council in its statement said over 100 soldiers had been killed and more than 60 others were wounded in the incident, it added. The confusion in the base was compounded by the fact that the attackers wore army uniforms. The Afghan army did not confirm that. Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid released... [Full Article...]

CP says Ontario will levy 15% tax on foreign home buyers

The tax, which is effective immediately, is aimed at preventing foreign investors from driving up real estate costs. The plan, announced Thursday by Premier Kathleen Wynne , was eagerly awaited by a wide range of associations directly impacted by the volatile market. [Full Article...]

Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana That means he's now with the U.S. Marshal's service, who will take him to his next destination: federal prison. That's where inmate awaiting death sentences are held. The facility now houses 1,338 male inmates who awaiting execution by lethal injection. As of February 9, there were 62 federal inmates on death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center . [Full Article...]

Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May

Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May Turkey's high electoral board on Wednesday rejected appeals to annul the referendum granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. In the 1994 local elections, ballot box committees in Ankara failed to stamp ballots and the County Election Council (CEC) declared that all votes cast with unstamped ballots were invalid, upon objection by the True Path Party. [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens Australia with nuclear strike

The paper likened the aircraft carrier to a "gross animal" and said a strike on it would be "an actual example to show our military's force". SEOUL, South Korea/April 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) - Fresh off an vast North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will b... [Full Article...]

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Iran will show live television debates ahead of May's presidential election , reversing the interior ministry's decision to show only pre-recorded versions, which had triggered an outcry. Both Ahmadinejad and his close ally Hamid Baghaie were barred from running by the Guardian Council. Ahmadinejad's populist approach and humble roots mean that he remains a popular figure among poorer sections ... [Full Article...]

Palestinian prisoners go on mass hunger strike

The strike, if sustained, could present a challenge to Israel and raise tensions between the two sides as the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip approaches in June. In a letter penned by Barghouti and read by his wife Fadwa on Saturday, Barghouti accused Israel of detaining "thousands of Palestinians every year in a flagrant violation o... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn welcomes snap General Election

Jeremy Corbyn welcomes snap General Election The Prime Minister, who has repeatedly denied that she would call an election before the next scheduled poll in 2020, said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not". "And I want to lead a government that will transform this country, give real hope to everybody and above all bring about a principle of justice for everybody and economic opportunities for everybody". [Full Article...]

Trump says it is time to end war in Syria

Currently, only five of the 28 member countries are spending the stated goal of at least 2% of their gross domestic product on defense. Trump's harder line comes amid growing questions about whether his aides and associates colluded with alleged Russian meddling in the United States election. [Full Article...]

Turkish activists post videos of alleged poll fraud in referendum

Turkish activists post videos of alleged poll fraud in referendum Sunday's historic constitutional referendum was the nation saying "Yes" to Turkey's ongoing fight against terror organizations, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday. "We don't recognise the referendum result", Selin Sayek Boke said. A prosecutor will now consider whether to press charges against Guven. Meanwhile, government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said: "We will follow close... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn rejects Nicola Sturgeon's "progressive alliance" offer in #GE17

Jeremy Corbyn rejects Nicola Sturgeon's When asked afterwards to clarify the Labour leadership's position, shadow chancellor John McDonnell refused to answer the question 10 times. Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said Mr Corbyn was letting down Britain by refusing to back a second referendum . [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens to launch full-out nuclear war

North Korea threatens to launch full-out nuclear war According to Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said Saturday that, if Pyongyang conducts a six nuclear test the US could put the regime back on its list of state sponsors of terror and punish it with tougher sanctions. [Full Article...]

Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdog

Syria has blamed terrorist groups for the attack, and Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that the attack was carried out by "forces" trying to frame the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The officials delivered the assessment on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, weeks after a chemical attack in Syria killed at least 90 people. On Tuesday morning a residential district in Chan Sheikhun... [Full Article...]

China urges denuclearisation of Korea peninsula

China urges denuclearisation of Korea peninsula The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force said the two vessels would "practice a variety of tactics" with the USA carrier group, amid rising tensions over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States, Australia and other Asian allies. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Releases Video 'Welcoming Home' Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi

Donald Trump Releases Video 'Welcoming Home' Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi Set to "God Bless the US", whose creator sang at Trump's inaugural concert , the two-minute video briefly scrolls past part of a Washington Post article marking Hijazi's homecoming Thursday and includes more than a dozen photos of her visit with Trump. [Full Article...]

Macron ally says his victory shows 'deep malaise' in French society

Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon wants France to rip up worldwide trade treaties and quit NATO, while conservative Francois Fillon's reputation has been sullied by a nepotism scandal. "There is no other choice but to vote against the far right, I will vote for Emmanuel Macron", Fillon told supporters. "It's definitely risky, but I have faith in the result even if an extreme candidate ... [Full Article...]

Expatriates Cast Votes as France Prepares for Election Day

Many in the French polls are voting to avert France from falling for the anti-immigrant and nationalistic agenda of some of the presidential candidates like National Front party's Le Pen. Pascal Perrineau, president of Sciences Po's respected political research institute, Cevipof, said: "The PS no longer has a structure, a goal or respect, and has become irreconcilable". [Full Article...]

UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election This election is a chance for them to change direction of the country. "Indeed, it appears this election is being driven by the political opportunism of the party in government, rather than by the people they represent". Tony Blair has urged voters not to elect MPs who "back Brexit at any cost", whichever party they are from. The hotly contested "Brexit" referendum ended with the resignation o... [Full Article...]

Pyongyang says United States sending nuclear taskforces to Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang says United States sending nuclear taskforces to Korean Peninsula Even Australia has received a warning from Pyongyang. Another round of nuclear tests is expected to bring North Korea close to owning a nuclear weapon small and light enough to be mounted atop a long-range missile, a goal it has pursued since its first atomic arms explosion in 2006. [Full Article...]

Le Pen, Macron through to 2nd round in French elections

Le Pen, Macron through to 2nd round in French elections Polls showed the centrist Macron coming out on top with between 23 and 24 percent of the vote, with far-right leader Marine Le Pen in second place, meaning both have qualified for the May 7 runoff vote. Born Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen in 1968 in a western Paris suburb, the youngest of three daughters, the far-right leader was weaned on family dramas. [Full Article...]


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