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Hong Kong | Police arrest two disqualified lawmakers over oath fracas

Hong Kong | Police arrest two disqualified lawmakers over oath fracas The Chinese President is expected to administer Lam's oath of office on July 1, 20 years after sovereignty was transferred from the U.K.to China. A day earlier, the semi-autonomous state charged two disqualified pro-independence lawmakers over a separate incident. [Full Article...]

Iowa man "mourning" after death of giant rabbit

The three-foot (90cm) continental giant rabbit named Simon, which was 10 months old, died while travelling from London Heathrow to O'Hare airport in Chicago, the Sun reported . United has apologized, refunded fares to passengers on the flight and said the airline will no longer ask police to remove passengers. Demetrio is also now representing a woman in another incident caught on video showing... [Full Article...]

US Moves THAAD Defense System into South Korea

US Moves THAAD Defense System into South Korea The United States and South Korea agreed a year ago to deploy the THAAD to counter the threat of missile launches by North Korea. South Korea has accused China of discriminating against some South Korean companies operating in China because of the deployment. [Full Article...]

Trump orders Agriculture Dept. to end unnecessary regulations, help farmers

Canada changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products that compete with USA milk. While the order is expected to look at an array of rural development issues - including housing, utilities and broadband access - the emphasis will be on the American farmer, aides said. [Full Article...]

Israel rejects negotiations with jailed Palestinian hunger strikers

Israel rejects negotiations with jailed Palestinian hunger strikers Others are detained under so-called Administrative Detention, which allows suspects to be held without charge for six-month intervals. Now 500 Palestinians are being held in this way, according to Mr Fares. The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the decision as "threatening peace and undermining the two-state solution". "They were brought to justice and are treated properly under ... [Full Article...]

Top Admiral: US Forces Capable Against N. Korean Threat

Top Admiral: US Forces Capable Against N. Korean Threat Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris told members of the House Armed Services panel. The U.S. now has anti-missile interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and in Fort Greely, Alaska. A police official in the nearby town of Seongju said police had withdrawn from the area and were not aware of any injuries. The unprecedented meeting in a building adjacent to the White House re... [Full Article...]

Venezuela goes through with threat to leave the OAS

The latest mass anti-government protests started in early April after Venezuela's Supreme Court made a decision to take on the legislative functions of the National Assembly. Almost 30 people have been killed since the wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro began last month. Thousands of red-shirted Maduro supporters marched in the state of Falcon on Tuesday, chanting pro-governme... [Full Article...]

PMQs: SNP claims Theresa May wants to 'cut pensions'

PMQs: SNP claims Theresa May wants to 'cut pensions' Labour has been unequivocal in its commitment to keep the "triple lock" although questions have been raised about how the party would pay for it. It isn't their fault we haven't had real wage growth... In real terms, the full basic state pension went from roughly £4,800 a year in April 1997 to £5,800 a year in April 2010. Video: What are triple-lock pensions? The government had previously co... [Full Article...]

US military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site

US military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site North Korea conducted live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday, the 85th anniversary of the founding of its million-person Korean People's Army. Clashes have erupted between South Korean police and locals as the U.S. They say there's little reason to reconfigure the THAAD radar in South Korea to a "forward-based mode" when that would disable the system from intercepting incoming missiles. [Full Article...]

Roosevelt Park Zoo Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brings on the Adrenaline Rush

Roosevelt Park Zoo Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brings on the Adrenaline Rush The event brought almost 500 children to Gregory Park Saturday. There won't be an egg hunt, as in the past, but there will still be hundreds of eggs, prizes, the Easter Bunny and a petting zoo. Age groups 0-13. Easter Bunny will be present. Red Dam Baptist Church is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Euhaw Baptist Church, 2576 Bees Creek Rd.in Ridgeland, on Saturday from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan Accuses West of Campaigning Against Him in Referendum

As the countdown begins to Turkey's important "Yes/No" referendum over constitutional reforms, the opposite camps appear increasingly polarised. The amendments proposed by Erdogan do not aim to fix our democracy - rather they will give the President total power with no one to restrain him. [Full Article...]

Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

This federal deduction basically encouraged states to hike taxes, said Jonathan Williams, the chief economist for the American Legislative Exchange Commission, a state-centric public policy organization. The plan lacked the details and rigour to convince the markets that it will be implemented any time soon. Mnuchin called the proposal "the biggest tax cut" in USA history. [Full Article...]

Easter Day 2017 Significance, History, Traditions & Celebrations

Commenting on whether accepting Christ was enough to guarantee one heaven or eternal salvation, Bishop Osei-Bonsu explained that when one accepted Christ the person must exhibit Christ-nature and abide by his teachings and principles. The Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop emphasised resurrection was the hope and cornerstone of the Christian faith. Greek Orthodox Christians has the tradition of r... [Full Article...]

Trump order sets up legal showdown with vast lands at stake

The executive order could bring into question whether a president can overturn a previous president's proclamation that creates a national monument . SIEGLER: At the White House this evening, briefing reporters, Secretary Zinke estimated he'd be looking at up to 40 national monuments under the executive order. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Turkish raids on Syria Kurds hits 28: Monitor

However, there were USA forces in the area at the time of Turkey's notification, Dorrian said. "And this was notification, certainly not coordination as you would expect from a partner and an ally in the fight against ISIS", he said, using an acronym for the Islamic State. [Full Article...]

French police question 10 over January 2015 Paris attacks

French police question 10 over January 2015 Paris attacks Paris prosecutors have announced 10 arrests have been made in connection to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in 2015. According to French media reports, those arrested were allegedly involved in the delivery of weapons to Coulibaly. During questioning, Hermant denied remilitarising the weapons or any knowledge of an attack plot. The weapons are said to have originated in Slovakia and were imported... [Full Article...]

India, Afghanistan sheltering Pakistani Taliban chief

India, Afghanistan sheltering Pakistani Taliban chief Pakistan army on Wednesday released a video of Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan - a consortium of several militant groups in the country - who can be seen confessing to not only his role in terrorism in the country, but also alleged that Kabul provided bases and logistics to militants for carrying out terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. [Full Article...]

Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

Although these hacker groups are suspected of carrying out espionage for the Russian government, Trend Micro said they actually want to leave evidence so their work can be publicized. In February this year, the campaign complained publicly of being targeted by Russia-linked electronic spying operations, although it offered no proof at the time . [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump calls Syrian refugees a 'global humanitarian crisis'

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the White House in March, he, the President, and Ivanka Trump announced a new Canada-US task force on women in business and female entrepreneurs: the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. [Full Article...]

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

Though the exact number of casualties has not been released, Reuters reported that an official, on condition of anonymity, said at least 140 soldiers were killed while many were gravely injured. Possible elements of the four-year plan include the provision of up to 200 US helicopters and other aircraft for Afghan forces, along with doubling the number of Afghan special forces, according to USA a... [Full Article...]


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