US highlights human rights at UN council, but some states wary

She said rights abuses were "one of the clearest possible indicators that instability and violence may follow and spill across borders". Turning to Syria, she recalled that the war, now in its seventh year, began with anti-government protests, and ... More..

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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to U.S
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to U.S

Speaking on the Senate floor, the Kentucky Republican reminded Democrats they had used the nuclear option in 2013. In the current fight over the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court much more...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

McMaster: Russia should question support for 'murderous regime' in Syria

Russian Federation warned of "serious consequences" and said it would suspend a deal to share flight information in Syria with the USA, a measure created to prevent collisions. Trump said the operation was in r...More..

Top US diplomat Nikki Haley says no Syria peace with Assad
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Top US diplomat Nikki Haley says no Syria peace with Assad

Sir Michael, writing in the Sunday Times , said the Kremlin was responsible "by proxy" as the "principal backer" of the Assad regime. Washington claims the base was used by the Syrian government to launch a ...More..

Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

The 457 Visa programme is used mainly to hire foreign workers in the restaurant, IT and medical industries and the majority of such visa holders came from India, Britain and China, reported the Sydney Morning...More..

Boris Johnson offers Russian Federation a deal on Syria crisis
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Boris Johnson offers Russian Federation a deal on Syria crisis

Johnson was widely criticised for failing to get the G7 group of leading industrialized nations to back his bid for new sanctions against senior Russian and Syrian figures following an alleged chemical weapons ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pence talks on trade in Japan overshadowed by threat of war

No nations were more successful at this than South Korea and Japan. Ms Bishop also repeated Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's call for China to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea. But ex...More..

Those who have looted will have to return that: PM
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Those who have looted will have to return that: PM

We are confident of bringing Mallya back. The Directorate has so far attached assets worth more than Rs. 9,600 crore belonging to Mr. Mallya and his companies, in the case registered under the Prevention of...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

The Trump administration has told Congress it will extend sanctions relief to Iran because the country is sticking to Obama's 2015 deal to curb its atomic program. The 2015 deal between Iran and six major p...More..

Woman who defied 'men-only' rule runs same marathon again 50 years later
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Woman who defied 'men-only' rule runs same marathon again 50 years later

The altercation between Switzer, a marathon official and her boyfriend during the race in 1967. Kathrine Switzer may have just crossed the finish line but she's already focused on the road ahead. Geoffrey...More..

Politics hasn't stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Politics hasn't stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc

But trademarks are an incredibly valuable tool in this line of business, giving a monopoly right to sell a brand in a given territory and a first step toward establishing licensing deals. Recusal from other mat...More..

Donald Trump congratulates Turkey's hardline president Recep Erdogan on referendum win
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Donald Trump congratulates Turkey's hardline president Recep Erdogan on referendum win

Thousands of people marched through at least three neighborhoods of Istanbul, some chanting "Thief, Erdogan", "no to the presidency" and "this is just the beginning" after calls on social media for protests in ...More..

Early count points to loss for Jakarta's ethnic-Chinese leader
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Early count points to loss for Jakarta's ethnic-Chinese leader

Hardline Islamic cleric Habib Rizieq, who helped organize the anti-Purnama demonstrations during the campaign, last week urged Muslims to travel to Jakarta and be ready to "finish" their opponents. Purnama, a...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Australia signed six agreements including cooperation in civil aviation security

Ahead of his visit, Australia's High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu had clearly said that the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) will not be signed during the trip. "We believe we can hel...More..

Australia tightens work visa rules
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Australia tightens work visa rules

The new system would be "manifestly, rigorously, resolutely" conducted in the national interest to put Australian jobs first, Mr Turnbull said . Turnbull said that the 457 visa programme was created to fil...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump called Turkey's Erdogan to congratulate him on referendum win

The Netherlands, Germany, and others barred Turkish officials from campaigning; Erdogan likened their governments to Nazis. "Politically motivated comments against the YSK's decision to accept unstamped bal...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

India ruling party leaders face trial in 1992 mosque attack

The apex court, however, noted that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh enjoys Constitutional immunity and can be tried only after he ceases to hold the office. The agency failed, following which it had moved a sec...More..

Where and how to commemorate ANZAC Day in your capital city
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Where and how to commemorate ANZAC Day in your capital city

A breakfast will be held at Hollow Butt cafe after the service. This Friday the branch will run its Anzac Appeal Badge Day and will be selling badges outside Five Loaves Bakery and the Cummins IGA from 8.30am...More..

How Assad Pushed Russia & U.S. Involvement In Syria
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How Assad Pushed Russia & U.S. Involvement In Syria

Johnson was widely criticised for failing to get the G7 to back his bid for new sanctions against senior Russian and Syrian figures following the chemical weapons attack in Syria's Idlib province that killed do...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All eyes on special election for Tom Price's House seat

But he will have a much steeper climb winning the seat in a runoff, when the 18-candidate race will be narrowed to just Ossoff and a Republican with the national party's backing. On Monday, Ossoff downplayed ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn is not electable, say Star readers

Diane Abbott, one of Corbyn's closest allies in the Shadow Cabinet, said last week that Labour could be polling in the single digits if it had a different leader. On what was to be the day the party announced...More..

Trump Says China 'Working With Us' on North Korean Issue
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump Says China 'Working With Us' on North Korean Issue

The national security adviser said the latest failed test "fits into a pattern of provocative and destabilizing and threatening behavior on the part of the North Korean regime". North Korea on Sunday staged a f...More..

Afghanistan Bombing Sends 'Clear Message' to ISIS, Say Lawmakers
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Afghanistan Bombing Sends 'Clear Message' to ISIS, Say Lawmakers

Nicholson said the USA conducted "persistent surveillance over the area before during and after the operation" and that there had been no evidence of civilians hit in the strike. He also said that the operati...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Modi's road show and day 1 of BJP's national executive meeting

Prasad also told media persons that the BJP chief would tour, for 95 days, different parts of the country till September. All the 13 BJP chief ministers, including Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath, their deput...More..

May calls for early election to bolster Brexit hand
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

May calls for early election to bolster Brexit hand

In an interview with The Sun May put it like this: "If we're negotiating at a point that is quite close to a general election, I think the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Facebook Murders Suspect Now in Pennsylvania; Joy Lane Reacts to Murder Videos

A patrol trooper was not able to stop in time and slid into Stephens' vehicle. One trooper attempted a "PIT" maneuver, which is a way of ramming a auto meant to disable it. "We have a lot more to do here", Zu...More..

Ivanka Trump's Brand Is Becoming a Target for Counterfeiters
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ivanka Trump's Brand Is Becoming a Target for Counterfeiters

Imports and distribution are up. The new trademark applications seek the right to put Ivanka Trump's name on lingerie in the US, baby clothes in the Philippines, handbags in Puerto Rico and perfume in Canad...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ousted South Korean president Park Guen-hye formally indicted for bribery

The retail giant Lotte, with interests ranging from hotels and retail to food and chemicals, becomes the second conglomerate mired in the political scandal after Jay Y. The contribution, which was made by Lotte...More..

Georgia Special Election Headed For Runoff
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Georgia Special Election Headed For Runoff

While Ossoff and national Democrats acknowledged that they hoped to win the seat outright Tuesday due to the crowded and fractured GOP field, Ossoff will likely enter the runoff with Handel as a slight favori...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bill O'Reilly statement blasts far-left 'brutal campaign of character assassination'

Bill O'Reilly's lawyer said the embattled Fox News anchor is the target of "far-left organizations" seeking his destruction. The report led to O'Reilly losing dozens of advertisers that appeared on his prog...More..

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour

She was asked if the book was kicking off a possible bid for the White House. Warren will launch the book Tuesday with an appearance at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square in New York City, where Hillary Clint...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Microsoft Patches NSA's Windows Exploits

The post explained Microsoft's process for dealing with reported vulnerabilities. However, as The Verge points out , at least one security researcher believes that the NSA might have told Microsoft abo...More..

Melania Trump remind Donald how the national anthem works
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Melania Trump remind Donald how the national anthem works

Considering the world of social media that we live in today, there's no way that Melania's nudge was not going to become a trending topic on Twitter. The Easter Egg Roll event - hosted by the first lady - bro...More..

Officials probe if subway bomb linked to Putin
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Officials probe if subway bomb linked to Putin

The Kyrgyz GKNB security service identified the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, born in the city of Osh in 1995, but provided no other details. Russia's Investigative Committee has reported detention of eig...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ousted leader Park charged with bribery

On March 30, Park was arrested after the Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant for her arrest over corruption accusations, involving 13 different cases of bribery, coercion and abuse of power. If foun...More..