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Ivanka Trump gets booed, hissed at during Berlin event

Ivanka Trump gets booed, hissed at during Berlin event The famous blonde appeared alongside Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel when she joined the panel of women at the worldwide W20 summit . Trump stepped away from running her fashion brand to take a role as an unpaid White House adviser in her father's administration. [Full Article...]

Time to remove 'blindfolds'; United Nations must ready new North Korea sanctions

AFP | Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a USA guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions. These remarks, which are aimed at China and Russian Federation, indicate that the U.S. means to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea with the cooperation of China ... [Full Article...]

Turkey detains over 1000 for alleged links to Gulen network

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 1,009 people were detained so far. The suspects are allegedly Gulen operatives called "secret imams" who are accused of directing followers within the police force. The suspects are so-called "secret imams" of Mr Gulen suspected of infiltrating themselves into the police or other state institutions, it reported. [Full Article...]

Rescue underway to rescue woman stuck on crane in downtown Toronto

Rescue underway to rescue woman stuck on crane in downtown Toronto The woman was perched on a gently swaying large pulley device for at least four hours and was clinging to a steel cable. "He explained what he was there to do and that he would help her, and she reiterated she'd like to come down", said Stephan Powell, district chief with Toronto Fire Services. [Full Article...]

After scrapping 457 visa, Australia reveals tougher citizenship laws

It also provides a pathway for skilled workers and their dependents to apply for permanent residence. The new two-year visa will not be a pathway to permanent residency, but anyone now in Australia on a 457 visa will not be affected by the new arrangements. [Full Article...]

Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

It's unclear what kind of revenue raisers Trump's plan will include. House Republicans' tax reform proposal would be paid for in large part by a so-called border adjustment tax , which would fundamentally alter how imports and exports are taxed. [Full Article...]

Arkansas carries out double execution

His death warrant had been due to expire at midnight CT. In the emergency filing, Williams' lawyers wrote that officials spent 45 minutes trying to place an IV line in Jones' neck before placing it elsewhere. Jones requested three pieces of fried chicken, potato logs with tartar sauce, three butterfingers, a chocolate milkshake and fruit punch. Arkansas has killed three inmates so far this year,... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suspected of Macron hack

The Tokyo-based firm recently detected four Macron-themed fake domains being set up on digital infrastructure used by a group it calls Pawn Storm , according to Trend Micro researcher Feike Hacquebord. "Generally speaking Pawn Storm is known to have very good social engineering skills", said Trend Micro. Earlier, researchers said Mr Macron's campaign had been targeted by Russia-linked hacke... [Full Article...]

China Celebrates Launch Of 'Homemade' Aircraft Carrier

China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea . The Global Times quoted an anonymous military expert as predicting that the carrier will be launched between April. 27 and 29. China has been rapidly modernizing and expanding its naval operations over the last ... [Full Article...]

1 person dead, 1 injured in Connecticut plane crash

1 person dead, 1 injured in Connecticut plane crash It's still unknown who was flying the plane at the time it crashed. An investigator from the federal agency said Tuesday the plane was attempting touch and go landings when it veered left off the runway and crashed through the airport's perimeter fence before bursting into flames. [Full Article...]

Edinson Cavani extends PSG deal

Edinson Cavani extends PSG deal PSG are on course to complete a third domestic treble in a row - having already won the League Cup this season, they play Monaco in the Cup semifinal today and sit level on points with the principality outfit in Ligue 1, although having played a game more. [Full Article...]

Trump just blinked in the government-shutdown fight

Mr. Trump has taken a hard decision about the immigration policy since he came as a presidential candidate a year ago before the election and he was adamant about his decision in sending the immigrants out of the country. "Just because you have a couple good months, a year, you want to take prudent long-term steps.It's a promise he made to the American people", the spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he could still win Britain's snap election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he could still win Britain's snap election In order to bring the election forward to June 2017, a two-thirds vote of the House of Commons is required to assent to the new timetable. May surprised allies, opponents and financial markets on Tuesday when she called a snap election for June 8. [Full Article...]

Turkey opposition to appeal referendum result at top court

Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the main opposition Republican People's Party's representative at the board, said they would take the decision to the constitutional court and then to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary. Global monitors say that the electoral board's decision removed an important safeguard against fraud and was "contrary to law". It is not possible for an worldwide organizat... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers Say It Appears Michael Flynn Acted Illegally In Taking Russian Payments

Gen. Flynn's disclosure of payments". "General Flynn had a duty and an obligation to seek and obtain permission to receive money from foreign governments", Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told reporters . [Full Article...]

Cahill, Hazard confident on Chelsea's title charge

Cahill, Hazard confident on Chelsea's title charge Conte's team are now four points clear of their closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur, while their chances of winning the double appear increasingly realistic after they reached the FA Cup final. Chelsea's path to the final has been a hard one, with Manchester United and Tottenham already having provided serious competition for Antonio Conte's side. [Full Article...]

China urges withdrawal of US THAAD missile defense system in South Korea

North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday, the 85th anniversary of the founding of its million-person strong Korean People's Army. During a White House lunch with ambassadors of U.N. Kim said about 200 protesters, mostly residents in two towns near the battery site, rallied overnight and would remain near the location. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who spoke to Mr. [Full Article...]

How Trump's Tax Cut Plan Would Blow Up the Deficit

How Trump's Tax Cut Plan Would Blow Up the Deficit His two biggest flops? Trump's administration has adopted a "constructive" approach to NAFTA behind the scenes, despite headlines to the contrary, the head of the biggest USA business lobby says in a speech in Mexico City. Mr. Obama did not sign the Affordable Care Act into law until March 2010, about 14 months after taking office. For individuals now there are seven different tax rates depend... [Full Article...]

Australia first: Country overhauls visa program for skilled workers

Positions for radio announcers, judges and magistrates, and caravan park managers are among about 200 jobs that will no longer be filled by workers on the temporary skilled working visas Mr Turnbull has proposed to replace the program. But the Australian Prime Minister has said that 'Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs '. Having already been a permanent resident for at lea... [Full Article...]

Sukma Naxal attack: 'Will retaliate in equal measure', says Rajnath Singh

Sukma Naxal attack: 'Will retaliate in equal measure', says Rajnath Singh The CRPF team of 99 members were helping in building a road in this Maoists stronghold area when around 300 to 400 leftist insurgent attacked and killed 25 personnel and left six injured. "If needed we will revive it", Singh said. It has been active in the Bastar region, particularly Sukma, and launched several attacks on security forces. [Full Article...]


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