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Afghan army chief, defense minister resign over Taliban attack

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign over Taliban attack Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who appeared with Nicholson at Resolute Support headquarters, said the US would have to "confront Russia" over " denying the sovereignty of other countries", including Afghanistan. The Taliban have stepped up their attacks against both Afghan forces and civilians since foreign combat troops pulled out of the country at the end of 2014, leaving only an advisory a... [Full Article...]

North Korea warns against US 'hysteria' as it marks founder's birth

Other senior officials joining Kim at the parade podium included Kim Won Hong, who the South Korean government had said earlier this year was sacked from his job as state security minister, presumably over corruption. Displaying more than one of the missiles indicates North Korea is progressing with its plan to base a missile on a submarine, which are hard to detect, said Joshua Pollack, editor of... [Full Article...]

Trump official: Military prepping as part of North Korea response

Trump official: Military prepping as part of North Korea response Republican Senator Todd Young said he supports the Trump Administration's strategy of strengthening military capabilities in the region and convincing China to use its leverage to change the North's behavior. Asked if the field trip to the White House for a briefing on North Korea was worthwhile, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said, "I'm not sure", without elaborating. [Full Article...]

Trump errs on the court system

President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in Washington , Wednesday, April 26, 2017 . Judge Orrick said his order did not block the government from putting conditions on federal grants or stop it from devising a definition of what a sanctuary jurisdiction is. [Full Article...]

Syria: Explosion rocks Damascus airport

Intelligence sources put their numbers at 10,000 to 20,000 and say they play a significant role in military campaigns launched by the Syrian army. It went to war with Hezbollah in 2006 and the group has grown considerably more powerful since then. [Full Article...]

Arkansas carries out first execution in 12 years

CT Thursday. That would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Arkansas has carried out its first execution since 2005, just four minutes before the inmate's death warrant was set to expire. [Full Article...]

Days In: How's Trump Doing On Honesty?

The clip takes a glimpse inside the White House , where Sean Spicer has hanged himself with an "I Quit" sign posted on his suit jacket. "The 100-day standard historically has always been mainly a question of how much legislation have you gotten through Congress, and it's hard for Donald Trump to make the argument that he's done much", says presidential historian Michael Beschloss. [Full Article...]

French candidate Macron visits immigrant suburb

French candidate Macron visits immigrant suburb The expert of the German Foreign Policy Society, political scientist Claire Demesmay , speaking with the German television channel n-tv, warned about another real danger for the political self-realization of Emmanuel Macron. Numerous students aren't old enough to vote, yet they reflect a chunk of the French electorate that is expected to sit out the May 7 election, either because of dislike for... [Full Article...]

Merkel spokesman backs German minister in Israel visit spat

He said it was normal to talk to civil society representatives in Israel, and it would be unthinkable if Israeli politicians were not allowed to meet with critics of the German government. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Gabriel thanked Rivlin and mentioned the significance of his experience being in Israel during yesterday's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day. [Full Article...]

China welcomes US softer tone on North Korea, opposes Thaad deployment

China welcomes US softer tone on North Korea, opposes Thaad deployment The United States and South Korea agreed past year to deploy the THAAD to counter the threat of missile launches by North Korea. Harris stressed to lawmakers that there is a sense of urgency. "All options are on the table". "North Korea is not a Syria, it's not an Iraq, the consequences could be extremely high". In an exchange charitably describable as awkward, Harris was asked by South Caroli... [Full Article...]

Tensions soar in Venezuela as protest death toll hits 29

Tensions soar in Venezuela as protest death toll hits 29 In April, the opposition has organized seven protests to demand early elections to replace Maduro. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuel. Nationwide protests asking for the resignation of Mad. "We are fed up with violation of legitimacy and intervening harassments". " Venezuela is the cradle of the Liberators and we will be respected". The withdrawal announcement drew quick rebuke from Venezuelan o... [Full Article...]

United States imposes new tariffs on Canadian softwood after Commerce Dept ruling

United States imposes new tariffs on Canadian softwood after Commerce Dept ruling A pair of former US trade envoys also hit out at Trump Tuesday, calling his trade remarks 'goofy" and "unbecoming '. It's hard to see how the tariff confirms anything more than ... United States lumber companies have accused their Canadian counterparts of receiving government subsidies and dumping lumber into the USA market - much of which goes towards building homes. [Full Article...]

All you need to know about Rs 2500 UDAN scheme

All you need to know about Rs 2500 UDAN scheme The airline has deployed its 42-seater ATR plane on this sector. "Given the right chance they can do wonders", PM Modi said. Shri Virbhadra Singh also accompanied the Prime Minister while he laid foundation stone of much awaited Hydro-engineering college at Bilaspur to be set up at a cost of Rs.146 crore. [Full Article...]

Syria condemns French remarks on sarin attack

Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes. The Syrian leader also stressed that no country that had supported the opposition would be allowed to participate in the reconstruction of the country. [Full Article...]

Markets Right Now: Global stocks rally after French vote

Coming into Sunday's presidential election in France, several candidates railed against the European Union, one of the world's dominant trading partners. That hope was also evident in the performance of the euro, which was up 1.1 percent at $1.0846, having struck five-month highs overnight above $1.09. [Full Article...]

SC asked the Centre to implement the Lokpal Act without any delay

SC asked the Centre to implement the Lokpal Act without any delay Latching onto the Supreme Court's verdict on Lokpal issue, BSP supremo Mayawati today asked the Narendra Modi government to shun its "stubborn attitude" and immediately appoint the anti-corruption ombudsman. The Lokpal Act mandated forming a selection committee for appointment of Lokpal Chairperson. "It is the wisdom of the parliament to pass it", the government's top lawyer Mukul Rohatgi said... [Full Article...]

National Eligibility Test (NET) To Be Conducted Only Once A Year

National Eligibility Test (NET) To Be Conducted Only Once A Year University Grants Commission has decided that the Central Board of the Secondary Education, CBSE will conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) exam in July this year. UGC NET examination has been since then conducted twice a year. CBSE pointed out that it is already burdened with other tests such as the JEE-Main and NEET for under-graduate engineering and medical courses. [Full Article...]

'Citizens would be converted to slaves if Aadhaar made mandatory'

'Citizens would be converted to slaves if Aadhaar made mandatory' Datar also said that Aadhaar is more a right of the citizen and not a duty. "What if one, who is a law-abiding citizen, pays taxes and is not ready to such illegal bargain", he said. Senior leader of the Communist Party of India Binoy Visman, former Indian Army officer SG Vombatkere and founder and convenor of Safai Karamchari Andolan Bezwada Wilson have moved the court challenging the validity ... [Full Article...]

Delhi police bring Dhinakaran to Chennai for further questioning

Delhi police bring Dhinakaran to Chennai for further questioning He ended up giving contradictory answers and finally broke down. AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran has revealed during questioning that it was sheer desperation to win the party symbol of "two leaves" and the burning desire to become Tamil Nadu Chief Minister that drove him to try and bribe the Election Commission officials, according to media reports. [Full Article...]

BC leaders set for televised debate

BC leaders set for televised debate Weaver just isn't that interested". Leaders of British Columbia's main political parties are continuing to take shots at each other's election promises and past performances as the campaign nears the halfway mark. An author of the BC Labour Market Report says Wednesday's debate tells him a new provincial government needs to train mill workers. Clark responded that she believes that education ... [Full Article...]


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