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Russian Federation calls for OPCW investigation into chemical attack at Khan Sheikhoun
- April 16, 2017

In an interview with France's AFP news agency, Assad said there was no order for a chemical attack and maintained his regime does not have such weapons. US Ambassador Kenneth Ward reiterated that the US is convinced that Syria has chemical weapons. The embattled leader, whose country has been ravaged by six years of war, said his firepower had not been affected by the attack ordered by US President Donald Trump, but acknowledged further strikes were possible. (more...)
Home Politics Farooq Abdullah leads by over 9000 votes in Srinagar by Home Politics Farooq Abdullah leads by over 9000 votes in Srinagar by
- April 16, 2017

The Election Commission had ordered a repoll on April 13 in 38 segments hit by violence in Budgam district in the constituency but separatists succeeded in paralysing the exercise completely. A few party workers gathered around to celebrate the victory of their leader, but National Conference leaders soon stopped the supporters from raising slogans and women from singing and dancing. (more...)
Indian 'rhetoric' on Kulbhushan Jadhav fuelling hatred against Pakistan: Islamabad Indian 'rhetoric' on Kulbhushan Jadhav fuelling hatred against Pakistan: Islamabad
- April 15, 2017

A military court in Pakistan earlier this week found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death. Further, India, has declared the naval officer, as his son, and hence putting pressure on the Pakistani Government, for his release. (more...)
United Airlines, Aviation Department Grilled During City Council Hearing United Airlines, Aviation Department Grilled During City Council Hearing
- April 14, 2017

Evans said the officers were ordered in January to take the word "Police" off their jackets in favor of "Security", but that nobody followed through. According to airline officials, the sting was not life-threatening. Dao, his family, the passengers on that flight, our customers, our employees". He said his client was in a "secure location" because he has been hounded by media, but that he would speak at a future date. (more...)
United Nations strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch
- April 13, 2017

The missile fired from the North's eastern coastal town of Sinpo on Wednesday morning flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles), Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. Washington, Seoul and others call the North's space program a cover for its long-range missile development program. South Korea's Foreign Ministry called the North's latest missile launch a "reckless provocation" that posed a threat to global peace, while Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the country ... (more...)
Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt
- April 13, 2017

But it was quickly burned. In the 15-second ad, an actor dressed as a Burger King employee says he does not have enough time to tell about all the fresh ingredients in a Whopper. Burger King did not immediately respond to a question asking whether the company had any concerns about angering consumers. It's not the first time virtual assistants have been activated by the television - to the profound annoyance of users. (more...)
Iran' Ahmadinejad submits candidacy for upcoming Presidential election
- April 13, 2017

At least 120 people have submitted their names as candidates for president since registration opened on Tuesday, including several of Mr Ahmadinejad's allies. Ahmadinejad had said last week that he was not planning to run and would support Baghaei. Airplane manufacturers Airbus and Boeing Co. have struck billion-dollar deals. (more...)
Trump warns Chinese President about bombing Syria during dessert Trump warns Chinese President about bombing Syria during dessert
- April 13, 2017

What do you do? 'We have just fired 59 missiles, ' all of which hit by the way. So the missiles were on the way. "I said, 'we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq'". "Clearly it overshadowed the summit", he said. Some of Trump's far-right backers have rebelled after the military strike, criticizing the USA president for abandoning his election campaign promises. (more...)
It's Not Too Late to Use These 5 Free Tax Filing Aids It's Not Too Late to Use These 5 Free Tax Filing Aids
- April 13, 2017

Q: How long do I need to keep my tax records in case I get audited? With the filing deadline less than a week away, appointments with some tax professionals may be limited. If you have a less traditional retirement plan and are not sure what qualifies, contact your plan administrator for advice. Fact: The Tax Department schedules direct deposit dates throughout the week, not only on Fridays. (more...)
New York Set to Make State College Tuition Free for Middle Class New York Set to Make State College Tuition Free for Middle Class
- April 12, 2017

Titled the Excelsior Scholarship , the bill will cover the tuition costs for students attending a State University of New York ( SUNY ) or City University of New York ( CUNY ) school and whose families makes $100,000 or less. Tennessee and OR already offer free tuition at community colleges for all residents, regardless of income, and San Francisco will start this year. The program will begin this fall, with about a three-year development period to follow. (more...)
Playing political poker with bridge tolls Playing political poker with bridge tolls
- April 12, 2017

Clark said her apology to the family of Roderick MacIssac was honest and she is willing to personally apologize to his sister Linda Kayfish. He said Clark's Liberals are looking to turn attention away from last week's report by Ombudsman Jay Chalke into the government's flawed handling of an investigation that resulted in eight health workers being wrongly fired and one of the workers taking his own life. (more...)
Prince George and Princess Charlotte join aunt Pippa Middleton's bridal party Prince George and Princess Charlotte join aunt Pippa Middleton's bridal party
- April 12, 2017

The whole family will be in attendance at Pippa's wedding, but no word yet on what Kate's role will be. His first message reads: " Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have confirmed that their marriage will take place at St Mark's Church in Englefield on the morning of May 20. (more...)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat wants cow slaughter ban across India RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat wants cow slaughter ban across India
- April 11, 2017

Bhagwat's remarks at an event to observe the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir came against the backdrop of the lynching of a Muslim man by cow vigilantes in Alwar in BJP-ruled Rajasthan that sparked protests from opposition parties and put the saffron party on the defensive. (more...)
Vladimir Putin meets French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow
- April 10, 2017

Denouncing the financial interests of chief rivals Macron and Francois Fillon , she said: "I am a free woman who has no need to refer to anyone, who has no media or big boss to thank". On Friday, Marine Le Pen visited Moscow and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. Benoit Hamon, the Socialist candidate, lashed out at what he called Le Pen's "subservience" to Putin, saying " Russia's interests are not France's interests". (more...)
North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters
- April 10, 2017

The intercept test marks the first time the Department of Defense has tested the $36 billion ground-based missile defense system managed by Boeing Co.in almost three years, Missile Defense Agency spokesman Christopher Johnson told Bloomberg in an email. (more...)
Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal
- April 10, 2017

Abbas made his comments in an interview published Wednesday by the Jordanian daily Al Ghad , and senior Palestinian officials, including Ahmad Majdalani and Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee Secretary General Saeb Erekat, have concurred. (more...)
North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified
- April 10, 2017

With a limited but decisive response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of banned sarin nerve gas on Syrian civilians, Trump won plaudits from previously skeptical US allies in Europe, as well as from some of his harshest critics at home. (more...)
Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work
- April 10, 2017

The form that does disclose the paid speeches was signed by Flynn and dated March 31, the day before the forms were released to members of the public and after news broke that Flynn requested immunity in exchange for cooperating with investigations. (more...)
A Trump national security adviser tapped as Singapore envoy A Trump national security adviser tapped as Singapore envoy
- April 10, 2017

A former Army lieutenant general, McMaster has moved to assert his power over the national security decision-making process in President Donald Trump's White House. Powell joined the White House to work with Trump daughter Ivanka on women's empowerment issues. That authority led to last week's removal of senior adviser Steve Bannon from the council's principals committee. (more...)
North Korea test-fires missile into sea of Japan
- April 09, 2017

South Korea and the United States say the sole objective of the THAAD system is to defend against missile launches from North Korea but China says the system's powerful radar could penetrate into its territory. The development comes just days after North Korea threatened to retaliate if the global community expanded sanctions targeting the country. South Korea's presidential Blue House called a National Security Council meeting to review the situation. (more...)