US and Russia struggle to overcome rifts in Moscow

A British-American attempt to impose sanctions on Syria and Russian Federation failed at the G7 on Tuesday when Germany and Italy vetoed it in favour of waiting for the results of a UN-backed investigation. "We are mindful of seriousness of that par... More..

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South African President under pressure after sacking finance minister

In his first public remarks about Thursday's midnight reshuffle, Mr Zuma yesterday also urged his Cabinet to reach out and reassure global investors, following the dismissal of former finance minister Pravin G...More..

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Hillary Clinton: Misogyny played role in election loss

The former secretary of state did not mince words when she called for an independent investigation into Russia's involvement in the USA election process, according to The Telegraph . "I don't think that will...More..

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CP NewsAlert: BC election set for May 9

Horgan said he has just one job leading this campaign. Meanwhile, NDP Opposition Leader John Horgan maintains his lead in approval ratings, even though he dipped two points during the same time period to 37 p...More..

Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter

In Alexandria, a suicide bomber intending on entering the cathedral detonated explosives after being asked to walk through a metal detector. St. George's Church in Tanta, Egypt was the site of the first attac...More..

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Seeking to salvage ties, U.S. and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

Lavrov however said that the two sides still "diverge" over their evaluation of the alleged chemical attack, which Washington has blamed squarely on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He also lashed out at Rus...More..

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Trump says prepared to take on North Korea without China if needed

Women wear traditional clothes as North Korea prepares to mark Saturday's 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korea's founding father and grandfather of the current ruler, in central Pyongyang,...More..

Here's what Modi served to Oz PM Turnbull for lunch
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Here's what Modi served to Oz PM Turnbull for lunch

India has more than 20 nuclear reactors in operation. Mr. Modi welcomed the passage of the Civil Nuclear Transfers to India Act in the Australian Parliament, opening up opportunities for Australia to suppor...More..

Coalition: 229 collateral deaths
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Coalition: 229 collateral deaths

The figures, released in a monthly report compiled by the US military, bring the Pentagon's total official civilian death toll to 229 since the air war against the Islamic State group began almost three years...More..

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Russian Federation must choose between Assad and the USA, says Tillerson

Instead of retaliating against Syria militarily, the Obama administration pursued negotiations for the removal of all chemical weapons from Syria - and ultimately claimed that the Syrians had given in. Russian ...More..

Xi-Trump call: China urges 'peaceful' North Korea solution
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Xi-Trump call: China urges 'peaceful' North Korea solution

Trump has repeatedly called on China to do more to rein in its neighbor, which has stepped up its missile development and nuclear program since 2016. Visits from foreign media are a rare spectacle inside of N...More..

Hawkish Democrats Find Common Ground With Trump Over Missile Strikes
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Hawkish Democrats Find Common Ground With Trump Over Missile Strikes

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the world is waiting for the Russian government "to act responsibly in Syria " and "reconsider its misplaced alliance with Bashar Assad". Most U.S. allies have ...More..

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Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm

U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "making a big mistake", warning that he doesn't talk about military action plans in advance unlike his ...More..

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In A Letter To Congress (And On Twitter), Trump Defends Military Strike

Tillerson said Xi agreed with Trump that North Korea's nuclear advances had reached a "very serious stage". The report did not name the official, which is common in KCNA reports. The friendly tone was a far...More..

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House intelligence committee chairman steps aside from Russian Federation probe

Nunes said in a statement that he chose to recuse himself after " several leftwing activist groups " filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics about his leadership. "I have worked with Mi...More..

White House accuses Russian Federation of covering up Syria attack
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

White House accuses Russian Federation of covering up Syria attack

Asked about Putin possibly skipping a meeting with Tillerson, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, "There is a bit of irony that for all of these talks that have been perpetuated about back channels an...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pyongyang readies foreign journalists for 'big and important event'

In his telephonic conversation with Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping advised his United States counterpart to peacefully resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe un...More..

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WikiLeaks' Assange gets relief from left victory in Ecuador

Ecuador's National Electoral Council, or CNE, said Lenín Moreno defeated Guillermo Lasso in the second-round presidential election though Lasso has refused to concede, citing alleged fraud. On Monday, he appear...More..

Manhunt For Wisconsin Man Who Wrote Anti-Government Manifesto Continues
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Manhunt For Wisconsin Man Who Wrote Anti-Government Manifesto Continues

Now footage has surfaced of Jakubowski mailing a thick envelope to the White House; authorities say it was a copy of his anti-government and anti-religion manifesto . The FBI asked the public be vigilant a...More..

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Putin meets with Tillerson in Moscow

Diplomats said that Russian Federation has put forward a rival draft resolution that expresses concern at last week's gas attack and condemns the USA strike on Syria . But Mr Trump also said: " Just so ...More..

Global geo-political Series Key comments from G7 foreign ministers meeting
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Global geo-political Series Key comments from G7 foreign ministers meeting

Expert on Russia's military Jonathan Eyal said Putin would be reluctant to put Russian lives on the line for Syria's President Assad. Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement that it hoped for "productiv...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ivanka Trump's children sing for President Xi Jinping

Last year Trump said China had "raped the US" and vowed to brand the superpower a currency manipulator. China is now the largest trading partner of the US. Equally, it was pointed out that no clear path for...More..

White House accuses Russia of covering up Syria chemical attack
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

White House accuses Russia of covering up Syria chemical attack

He met with both Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin earlier today. The United States and its allies are conducting air strikes in Syria against Islamic State, but until last week Washington had avoided targeti...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lavrov to Tillerson: US Syria Strike 'Unlawful, Very Disturbing'

Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russian Federation on Wednesday agreed to work together on an worldwide investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last we...More..

Ex-adviser Flynn should seek immunity in Russian Federation probe
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ex-adviser Flynn should seek immunity in Russian Federation probe

The offer caught the eye of the president, who tweeted: "Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!" It appears the ...More..

South African opposition protests Zuma, who celebrates 75th
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

South African opposition protests Zuma, who celebrates 75th

The president's rhetoric has drawn harsh rebukes from the political opposition . Economic woes Opposition parties said their first protest would form part of a rolling mass action campaign that would con...More..

UN Security Council to Vote Wednesday on Syria Gas Attack Probe
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

UN Security Council to Vote Wednesday on Syria Gas Attack Probe

The facts are on our side", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters. Could Syria have launched the chemical weapons attack with Russia's advance knowledge? "To my mind, I did not say that this was ...More..

Egypt Declares State of Emergency After Church Blasts
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Egypt Declares State of Emergency After Church Blasts

A few hours later, a second explosion took place outside St Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, killing 17 people, including four policemen, and injuring 48, according to Health Ministry off...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Japan decides to extend sanctions against North Korea

We're rapidly and dangerously heading towards the reality that the military option is the only one left when it comes to getting North Korea to denuclearize and not weaponized [intercontinental ballistic missil...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

N. Korea defector warns Kim would use nukes against US

North Korea has maintained that the dead man is not Kim Jong-nam, saying instead the body is that of Kim Chol , which was the name on the victim's passport. Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of the late North Korea...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

North Korea issues warning as U.S. strike group heads to Korean Peninsula

Japan, which has seen previous North Korean missile tests fall within 200 miles of its coast, praised the U.S. carrier movement. South Korea's top nuclear envoy said Monday after talks with his Chinese counte...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spicer says Hitler comment 'inexcusable and reprehensible'

The Nazis are infamous for using gas chambers to exterminate Jews and others in the Holocaust. He said: "I made a mistake, there's no other way to say it". Mr. Trump is "not getting a monolithic group of advi...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

CARACAS , Venezuela Venezuela's president and Supreme Court backed down Saturday from a surprise move to strip congress of its legislative powers that had sparked widespread charges that the South American coun...More..

Hillary Clinton: Free NY tuition plan is progressive victory
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton: Free NY tuition plan is progressive victory

NY will be the first state in the nation to offer free tuition at both its four-year and two-year colleges. "I hope students, families, and educators across the country will continue to speak out on this issu...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Post-mortems show sarin gas used against Syrian town, Turkey says

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday with an ultimatum for Russia: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria , or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Sy...More..