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As Tensions Mount, North Korea Conducts 'Large-scale Artillery Drill'

As Tensions Mount, North Korea Conducts 'Large-scale Artillery Drill' Separately, South Korea's Navy said it was conducting a live-fire exercise with United States destroyers in the waters west of the Korean Peninsula and would soon join the carrier strike group approaching the region. mainland. It has threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier heading to the region, as tensions mount over the North's nuclear weapons program. It follows a two-day exercise with two... [Full Article...]

Pence Affirms US Treaty Commitment to Defend Japan's Senkaku Islands from China

Pence Affirms US Treaty Commitment to Defend Japan's Senkaku Islands from China Pence, in an interview with CNN that aired Wednesday, said there were no direct talks between the US and North Korea "at this time ". USA officials have done nothing to alleviate those concerns, playing up the idea of "solving" the North Korea problem militarily. [Full Article...]

Turkish Opposition to Seek Referendum Annulment Even After Appeal Rejection

Turkish Opposition to Seek Referendum Annulment Even After Appeal Rejection Thousands have protested in Istanbul and Ankara since Sunday's referendum, which has set into motion the transformation of Turkey's system of government from a parliamentary to a presidential one. On Monday, the White House said in a statement that Trump called Erdogan to congratulate him on his referendum victory and to thank him for supporting a US missile attack on Syria in response to a chemic... [Full Article...]

Double execution in Arkansas first in USA since 2000

Double execution in Arkansas first in USA since 2000 Jones and Williams were scheduled to be executed 75 minutes apart Monday evening at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner, Arkansas, about 80 miles southeast of Little Rock. Both inmates were served similar last meals. The last state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day was Texas, which executed two killers in August 2000. [Full Article...]

Corruption probe into Prime minister's family will be 'transparent' vows Pakistani army

Corruption probe into Prime minister's family will be 'transparent' vows Pakistani army Names of the six nominated officers will be placed before the apex court bench for their approval before they can begin their probe into the allegations. In the first place, there should have been no such apprehensions as the Supreme Court delivered a landmark verdict, which in a way is also against the sitting government and its powerful bench is going to monitor progress of investigations by JIT... [Full Article...]

Pence reiterates that all options on table on N. Korea

Washington Free Beacon reporter Adam Kredo said on One America News that he does not envision China being willing to "go out on a limb" for North Korea should the US pursue military measures against the rogue nation's nuclear program. In what analysts see as a show of force, the U.S. sent a carrier-led strike group to the Korean peninsula against North Korea's "reckless" nuclear weapons programme... [Full Article...]

Oil recovers some lost ground, but market under pressure

Leading Gulf oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Kuwait gave a clear signal on Thursday that OPEC plans to extend into the second half of the year a deal with non-member producers to curb supplies of crude. Omani Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi said a "quite high" number of producers favored extending the supply restraint agreement. [Full Article...]

He's back! Bill O'Reilly on air Monday

Fox severed ties with O'Reilly earlier this week in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal surrounding the star anchor. O'Reilly's podcast is available to members of his premium website, with prices to join ranging from a monthly $4.95 to $54.95 for 365 days. [Full Article...]

Labour would let European Union nationals stay in the UK

The Prime Minister used a Cabinet meeting to remind them that polls had been proved wrong "repeatedly" in the European Union referendum, the 2015 election and the USA presidential election. The poll also suggested that Conservative voters were more enthusiastic in their support for their party than Labour voters were for theirs, Kantar said. [Full Article...]

Venezuela opposition vows fresh protests despite deaths

Venezuela has been riven by violent protests in recent weeks, as opposition leaders face off with President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are taking part in fresh demonstrations in the capital Caracas and in more than 20 other cities, in what they are calling the " mother of all protests". [Full Article...]

Laughing axeman murdered my family, says accused son

Laughing axeman murdered my family, says accused son Martin and Teresa van Breda were murdered in their South African home. The family lived on Queensland's Sunshine Coast between 2012 and 2014, and owned a property firm at Mooloolaba, before returning to South Africa. "I shouted for help, shouting to attract attention", Van Breda told the court. "My father was struck as he lunged towards the attacker". I hit at his right shoulder and he st... [Full Article...]

Trump Contradicts State Department On Iran Deal

Tillerson said the agreement "fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran", but stopped short of threatening to terminate the deal or punish Tehran with more sanctions. And shortly after the Italian prime minister said that a USA role in Libya was critical, Trump, in response to a question about whether he believes his administration should play a part in helping to stabilize that count... [Full Article...]

Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary

Wednesday's briefing on the situation in North Korea will be attended by every US senator. The editorial also suggested the absence of a nuclear or missile provocation on Tuesday was no guarantee the Kim Jong Un regime would refrain from a test in the near future. [Full Article...]

Prince William And Kate Middleton Make Rare Radio Appearance

A video of their conversation was shared Friday morning on the royal family's official Twitter page, just days before Heads Together would be one of the main charities represented at Sunday's London Marathon . " William always said to me "you've got to sit down and think about those memories" but, for me, it was "don't want to think about it". The conversation covers a range of topics inclu... [Full Article...]

Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race

Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon, who was far behind in Sunday's results, quickly conceded defeat. A man walks past French presidential campaign posters displayed in Marnes-la-Coquette, outside Paris , Thursday, April 20, 2017. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams expecting a baby this fall

Court took another year's sabbatical for the birth of her second child and returned to reach two quarters and a semi at Grand Slam level. Angelique Kerber has wished Serena Williams "health and happiness for the best journey in the world" after it was confirmed the 23-time grand slam champion is expecting her first child and will miss the rest of the 2017 season. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Thomas' sister: 'Long, long road ahead of us'

S. Jason Whatley, the family attorney of the Thomases, has just released a statement that 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas was comfortable in the company of her family. Cummins spoke only briefly in court to confirm his identity, and agreed to be returned to Tennessee to face trial there. Cummins was arrested outside of a secluded cabin in a remote part of northern California Thursday. [Full Article...]

Government may face legal action over delay to air pollution plan

Government may face legal action over delay to air pollution plan MPs have criticised the Government for missing Monday's High Court deadline for publishing draft plans to improve air quality. Earlier on Monday Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said the government had applied to the court to delay the publication of the final plan until September 15 due to an early election being held on June 8. [Full Article...]

Nova Scotia dairy farmer 'udderly' upset with Donald Trump's trade comments

Lawmakers from dairy producing states like Wisconsin and NY, as well as American dairy organisations, have been lobbying the president for months to take on the Canadian dairy industry for practices they say are in violation of trade commitments. [Full Article...]

Air China to increase flights to North Korea in May

China's national airline said on April 14 some flights would be temporarily cut "based on the situation of ticket sales", but it denied a report by state broadcaster CCTV that its flights to Pyongyang would be suspended indefinitely. "By now, there are plenty of survivor accounts that reveal Kim Jong-un's administration is routinely persecuting those who are forced back to North Korea", said Phil ... [Full Article...]


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