Israeli Cancels Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners on Strike

People hold banners during a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners in the West bank City of Bethlehem, Monday, April 17, 2017. The other cage bore the pictures of two Israeli soldiers killed in the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, and the pictu... More..

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China says trademarks registered equally as Ivanka Trump gets more approved
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

China says trademarks registered equally as Ivanka Trump gets more approved

Ivanka Trump's brand is doing well, and its supporters extend well beyond Trump country. And it's also entirely possible the timing of the Chinese government's decision on the trademarks had nothing to do with...More..

Syria resumes reciprocal evacuations after deadly bombing
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Syria resumes reciprocal evacuations after deadly bombing

Hundreds of Syrian civilians who have been under crippling siege left their homes on Wednesday as evacuations resumed after a weekend bombing killed dozens of others fleeing, almost 70 of them children. All...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

South African opposition, rights groups march against Zuma

More troubling than the immediate question of Mr. Zuma's control over the presidency and the ANC, however, is the fact that he presides over what seems to be a secular decline in the quality of governance and...More..

N Korea displays vast military parade, warns United States amid nuclear test fears
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

N Korea displays vast military parade, warns United States amid nuclear test fears

Kim, wearing a Western-style suit at Kim Il-sung Square, saluted formations of soldiers who yelled out "long live" to celebrate the 105th anniversary of his grandfather's birth. (English - ) "I'm also sure that...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Vet Carries Woman & Flag Across Boston Marathon Finish Line With Prosthetic Leg

Fifty years on, aged 70, Ms Switzer returned to the starting line wearing the same number. After his injury, he competed in multiple marathons including Boston, New York, Chicago and Detroit all using a hand-...More..

'Aussie values': 457 visa will go
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

'Aussie values': 457 visa will go

The "457 visa" allows businesses facing skills shortages to employ labour from overseas, but has been slammed by unions amid claims that bosses were abusing it and local workers were missing out. The new visas ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Appealing for calm, China says United States wants talks on North Korea

Neither could want an all-out war on the Korean Peninsula. The disparity between the Trump administration's blunt public statements to Pyongyang and its growing reliance on Beijing has been put in sharp relie...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A backlash to Indian job seekers: Australia abolishes 457 visa program

Around a quarter of Atlassian's 1,000 Australia-based staff is now on 457 visas, a necessity given the lack of senior skilled technology talent in the country, Cannon-Brookes said. The UK, Canada, and the US-th...More..

Congress 'catch' for BJP
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Congress 'catch' for BJP

Not just Maken, other ministers like Haroon Yusuf and Kiran Walia also expressed shock on the exit of the former DPCC chief. Even Rahul Gandhi did not pay attention. The primary reason behind people quitting th...More..

Supreme court hears arguments on jurisdiction, joinder, standing
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Supreme court hears arguments on jurisdiction, joinder, standing

He wasted little time before jumping in with questions in the first case Monday, which centered on a technical question over which court has jurisdiction to hear appeals of discrimination claims filed by fede...More..

Pence, in Korea, expresses concern about KORUS, trade deficit
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pence, in Korea, expresses concern about KORUS, trade deficit

At a hastily called news conference Monday in New York, North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong , accused the United States of pushing the Korean peninsula "to the brink of a wa...More..

Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message'
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pence: North Korea is 'getting the message'

US military officials indicated earlier this month that the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its support group would sail toward the Korean Peninsula in response to rising tensions and reports of a lo...More..

Trump Congratulates Erdogan after Narrow Referendum 'Victory'
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump Congratulates Erdogan after Narrow Referendum 'Victory'

Few in Turkey expect legal challenges to the referendum to lead to a recount, let alone a re-run. His comments came as the YSK met to evaluate appeals to annul the referendum and after the bar association...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Coalition raids kill scores of civilians in Mosul: NGO

An investigation has been launched to determine what type of gas was used. As Iraqi forces and their allies entered the Old City of Mosul , they were forced to leave their tanks and armored vehicles behind...More..

North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

North Korea Shows Off Missiles During Military Parade

Security Council resolutions. "If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with an annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with ...More..

North Korean Nuclear Showdown
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

North Korean Nuclear Showdown

The Trump administration is working to reassure allies that the US will do all it can to ensure North Korea stops its nuclear and ballistic missile program. Pence's visit helped assuage widespread concerns in...More..

Turkey opposition calls for referendum to be annulled
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Turkey opposition calls for referendum to be annulled

Turkey imposed a rule of emergency in the wake of a failed coup attempt last July, which was extended for another three months late Monday, the third time for the government to do so. WikipediaVoters in Turkey ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

British PM calls for early general election on June 8

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a diplomat from an European Union member state said that May "is completely right to call these elections now" as she could benefit from a favourable political context. Corby...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

China's 1Q economic growth fastest since 2015

The official data also suggested a pick-up in domestic consumption as February retail sales jumped 10.9 per cent from the previous year. Data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) earlier to...More..

Political Junkie: North Korea Militarization, Trump's Tax Day March Response
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Political Junkie: North Korea Militarization, Trump's Tax Day March Response

President Trump slammed former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama for telegraphing plans instead of catching foreign leaders off guard, saying, "I'm not like other administrations". When Trump boasted...More..

Georgia Special Election Likely Advances to June Runoff
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Georgia Special Election Likely Advances to June Runoff

That left uncounted tens of thousands of votes that were likely to push Ossoff below 50 percent. Force runoff and easy win! In the end, Ossoff ended up pulling in less than 50%, with totals showing him at...More..

United Kingdom election will determine future direction of Scotland - Sturgeon
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

United Kingdom election will determine future direction of Scotland - Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson , said the election was a chance to reject the SNP's independence agenda and add to the party's sole seat at the Westminster parliament. A substantial am...More..

Theresa May asks voters to trust her to deliver on Brexit
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Theresa May asks voters to trust her to deliver on Brexit

She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, suggesting that opposition parties were trying to thwart her plans for ...More..

PP to study DA's request to investigate the state for abusing resources
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PP to study DA's request to investigate the state for abusing resources

Dlamini-Zuma no longer qualified for any state-funded protection. The Police Minister has confirmed that Dlamini-Zuma is still receiving high-level protection following an apparent security threat. The former...More..

Nuclear test will be risky: China warns North Korea
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nuclear test will be risky: China warns North Korea

That same day, the U.S. Air Force dropped a GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB - the most powerful conventional bomb in its arsenal, according to The New York Times - on an Islamic State cave com...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UK leader seeks snap June 8 election to bolster Brexit hand

Opinion polls give them a big lead over the Labour opposition, and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative majority in Parliament. Th...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Netanyahu criticizes Barghouti's New York Times op-ed

Responding to the criticism, the Times included an editors note adding the offenses of which Barghouti was convicted. Reports suggest that he is widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president. Deli...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

US envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is 'inevitable'

We are working with our parties and allies to magnify the effects of this strike to - and then to build momentum toward ultimately resolving the civil war, defeating ISIS and bringing the peace and security bac...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

China says the crisis is between the United States and North Korea. North Korea has received more than £4 million (US$5 million) British taxpayer funds over six years despite the communist regime's threat to ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Egypt beefs up security around churches ahead of Easter

The interior ministry said Abdullah had links with the Islamist militant cell behind the December suicide bombing on Cairo's main Coptic cathedral, an attack also claimed by Islamic State. The statement named...More..

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for snap election
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for snap election

Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: " The country is coming together but Westminster is not ". The Cayman Islands, as an overseas territory, could therefore find itself dealing with an entirely new adminis...More..

9000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend

While such numbers are not unusual, they come as Italy is due to deliver patrol boats to Libya in coming weeks as part of a new EU-blessed migration deal. At the end of 2014, Italy phased out its program to res...More..

Ahmadinejad's Back: Ex-President Registers to Run in Iranian Election
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ahmadinejad's Back: Ex-President Registers to Run in Iranian Election

Thus, the leadership question in Iran is about more than the presidency and the other governing bodies, particularly since the death on January 8, at age 84, of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Chairman of the powerfu...More..

Tata Consultancy Q4 profit up 4.2%, misses estimates
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tata Consultancy Q4 profit up 4.2%, misses estimates

Its total revenue for the quarter grew by 4.2% to Rs 29,642 crore as against Rs 28,449 crore in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal. MUMBAI, April 18 Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India's top software...More..