Japan to extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea

It was not clear if Wednesday's launch was deliberately timed to coincide with Thursday's summit between China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida, where North Korea is expected to be a prime topic of discussions. More..

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French election debate: Macron marches on as Le Pen loses out
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

French election debate: Macron marches on as Le Pen loses out

When Le Pen accused Macron of being a burkini supporter, he snapped back, claiming that she is " failing [voters] by twisting the truth ", and "trying to divide the French". The 29-year-old ex-banker was unti...More..

Support for Syria strikes among Md. delegation, questions about long-term strategy
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Support for Syria strikes among Md. delegation, questions about long-term strategy

The political left feels less optimistic about Mr.Trump's retaliation with both the White House and State Department in disarray, and few competent regional experts on the President's staff. Lawmakers like John...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

South African ex-minister sacked by Zuma resigns as MP

He has also served the movement and the South African people in various capacities over the years. The office of the ANC chief whip's liaison officer, Nonceba Mhlauli, said they were not told the reasons for ...More..

Jury nears deliberations in ex-NFL star's trial
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Jury nears deliberations in ex-NFL star's trial

Hernandez, 27, is already serving life in prison for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is seated during closing arguments in his trial at Suffolk Superior Cour...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

N. Ireland remains in limbo as talks deadline passes

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire pledged yesterday to keep "all options under consideration" in his efforts to form a new executive. He said the Government had played a "positive and active" role an...More..

Indonesia 'concerned' over airstrike on Syria
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Indonesia 'concerned' over airstrike on Syria

Here is a look at reaction around the world to the US missile attack. The hawkish senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement saying the strikes sent an important message that "the Unit...More..

Army attack prompts mass exodus from South Sudan
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Army attack prompts mass exodus from South Sudan

Following a recent attack on the town of Pajok in South Sudan, UNHCR , the UN Refugee Agency today expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation in the country which has forced even more refugees to ...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Russian Federation suspends Syria flight safety deal with U.S. after missile attack

There remains the possibility however that Trump's act of political will could be seen more as a provocation than a deterrent. And before he ran, Trump urged President Barack Obama not to take military ...More..

Neighbors: House shook when F-16 crashed nearby
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Neighbors: House shook when F-16 crashed nearby

The military planned a news conference Wednesday afternoon. He told The Associated Press that the siding on his home as well as his air conditioning unit was damaged and that the sprinkler system in one room ...More..

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now, Gallup poll finds
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now, Gallup poll finds

Older Americans would have had to pay more, sometimes thousands of dollars more to get health insurance. DeMoro's assessment hits home to many readers of this column who have complained about higher and ...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Vice President Mike Pence presided Friday as the Senate voted 54-45 in favor of Gorsuch. Gorsuch will be filling the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who unexpectedly passed away last ...More..

South African party rejects calls for Zuma to quit
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

South African party rejects calls for Zuma to quit

The party publicly backed Zuma after an ANC committee meeting aimed at airing difference on Wednesday, lowering the chances of him being forced out of office before his presidential term ends in 2019. It came i...More..

Greensboro police raise child abuse awareness with pinwheels
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Greensboro police raise child abuse awareness with pinwheels

Representatives from the organization were present at the board's recent meeting and were honored with a proclamation from the county. For every 1,000 children in Madison County, there were 30 cases of child ...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Netanyahu: Trump 'sent strong message' with Syria strikes

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The UK government fully supports the United States action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regi...More..

Defiant May rules out Brexit talks over Gibraltar's sovereignty
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Defiant May rules out Brexit talks over Gibraltar's sovereignty

European Council president Donald Tusk is to meet Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street for Brexit talks on Thursday, his spokesman has said. An EU source said the meeting had been "good and friendly",...More..

Korea? Syria strike adds new element to Trump, Xi talks
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Korea? Syria strike adds new element to Trump, Xi talks

The strikes against Syria, which came in the middle of the state dinner Trump hosted for Xi at his Mar-a-Lago estate, could also send a message to China that the US may take unilateral action unless Beijing hel...More..

Kushner Left Out Meetings With Russian Officials From Security Clearance Docs
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Kushner Left Out Meetings With Russian Officials From Security Clearance Docs

USA leaders seeking top security clearance are required to complete a lengthy questionnaire on all of their meetings with representatives of foreign governments. The fact that Kushner failed to report meeti...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Merkel, Hollande voice support for United States strike against Assad

The strikes were carried out in interests of Islamic State and other radical groups operating in Syria, Peskov added. Syrian rebels welcomed the strike and called for additional action. Tillerson also had ste...More..

Aaron Hernandez jury asks about star witness's testimony
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Aaron Hernandez jury asks about star witness's testimony

Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses including the man who said he was driving the auto from which Hernandez shot and killed Cape Verdean nationals Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado after they left the club. Su...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

South Africans march against President Zuma

Zuma's ruling party, the African National Congress, has an absolute majority in parliament, but the opposition expects numerous ruling MPs to break the party discipline and vote conscientiously. The Democratic...More..

Donald Trump says he thinks Susan Rice committed a crime
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Donald Trump says he thinks Susan Rice committed a crime

Some of Trump's supporters say Rice's actions prove the president's previous claims that he was wiretapped at Trump Tower by the Obama administration. Rice denied that she had leaked details about Flynn...More..

What is the US/Russia
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

What is the US/Russia "deconfliction line?"

The communication channel between the USA and Russian military is still open, Pentagon officials stressed Friday, despite reports that Russia may close it in response to the US airstrike in Syria. Russian Prime...More..

Ministers would consider direct rule if powersharing talks fail, MPs told
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Ministers would consider direct rule if powersharing talks fail, MPs told

He has been updating MPs after a deadline to setup a power-sharing executive was missed yesterday. In reply, Mr Brokenshire said: "I can say to you that additional funding has been committed in respect to the...More..

Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to US Supreme Court
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to US Supreme Court

Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and gave a thumbs-up to photographers. With the approval, Republican Sen. Gorsuch's confirmation vote occurred after GOP lawmakers on Thursday changed Senate rules to overcome a...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Clinton: 'Deeply concerned' about Russian election role

Hours before President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes in Syria , the woman who nearly beat him to the White House weighed in on Syria, indicating her approach might not have been different than his . Kr...More..

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in record pace at F1 Australian GP
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in record pace at F1 Australian GP

Over the past three years, triple world champion Hamilton has had only his team mate, the now-retired 2016 title victor Nico Rosberg, and reliability to worry about with Mercedes winning 51 of 59 races up to M...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Historic Senate Confrontation Teed up by Gorsuch Vote

Forty-one votes are required to prevent the super-majority vote that would end debate on Gorsuch's nomination . There is also a flood of anger from the Democratic base, who consider this a stolen Supreme C...More..

Russian Federation warns of 'negative consequences' if US targets Syria
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Russian Federation warns of 'negative consequences' if US targets Syria

AP: Russia says it is suspending a deal with the United States meant to head off the possibility of conflicts between Russian and American pilots and to prevent Russian air defenses from shooting down US aircra...More..

Air India Revokes Flight Ban on Sena MP Gaikwad
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Air India Revokes Flight Ban on Sena MP Gaikwad

He has been punished enough and dragging the issue will only create an unsavory incident. He demanded a thorough inquiry into the whole incident and action against all the airlines which have put him on no fl...More..

Cornyn: Ending Filibusters On Supreme Court Nominees Restores
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Cornyn: Ending Filibusters On Supreme Court Nominees Restores "Status Quo"

Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver with a consistently conservative record. Next will come 30 hours of additional debate time, per Senate rules, before a final vote on Gorsuch's confirmation, which is expecte...More..

Swedish police say searching for person of interest in Stockholm attack probe
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Swedish police say searching for person of interest in Stockholm attack probe

Police released a grainy picture of a suspect but said they did not now have him in custody. "We stood inside a shoe store and heard something. and then people started to scream", witness Jan Granroth told th...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches and gets recovered for the second time

The Falcon 9 booster, which previously flew in April 2016, lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 6:27 pm EDT (22:27 GMT) to put a communications satellite into orbit for Luxembourg-based SES SA. What is b...More..

Trump to Return China's Visit Later This Year: Chinese State Media
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump to Return China's Visit Later This Year: Chinese State Media

Chinese President Xi Jinping, alongside Madam Peng Liyuan and the Chinese delegation, arrived in Florida on Thursday, for the first meeting between the Chinese president and US President Donald Trump. Trump h...More..

Britain says 'fully supports' U.S. strikes on Syria
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Britain says 'fully supports' U.S. strikes on Syria

News is reporting that the chemical attack killed at least 100 people, including dozens of children. U.S. President Donald Trump justified Thursday's air strikes as a necessary retaliation over a deadly chemi...More..