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Conservative group boycotts Target over transgender policy Conservative group boycotts Target over transgender policy
- April 25, 2016

A few people, who also don't understand the point of the policy, have commented on Target's Facebook page to say they will no longer shop at the store. "You'll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target ". The American Family Association started the petition after Target became the first retail giant to instigate specific policy on an issue that is becoming ever more heated. (more...)
UK's Cameron hails 'steadfast' queen on her 90th birthday
- April 25, 2016

The royal couple made their way down the hill, past the statue of Queen Victoria, the monarch whose record for the longest reign in history was overtaken by the Queen in September. It referred to a princess who was "a pattern to all princes living with her/ And all that shall succeed". British Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Her Majesty has devoted her entire life to the service of others representing our country, and carrying out all her duties with extraordinary grace and humility". (more...)
USA and Gulf states united to 'destroy' IS: Obama USA and Gulf states united to 'destroy' IS: Obama
- April 24, 2016

President Barack Obama promised Thursday the United States would stay vigilant against Iran's activities in the Middle East as he tried to assuage concerns of Arab allies who have been wary of his nuclear deal, the Associated Press reported . (more...)
Israeli PM to discuss with Russia's Putin closer military coordination Israeli PM to discuss with Russia's Putin closer military coordination
- April 24, 2016

In the turbulent region that surrounds us, Israel is the stabilizing factor. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, and Military Intelligence chief Herzl Halevi travelled to Moscow immediately following the Russian intervention, presumably to lay the groundwork for a channel of communication. (more...)
GOPer: Rules change would prevent 'dictatorial' convention GOPer: Rules change would prevent 'dictatorial' convention
- April 23, 2016

If the Republican convention adopts the rules used for the 2012 convention in Tampa, it would benefit Trump and Ted Cruz and block John Kasich from being considered. "I think there's just a lot of questions out there about, 'How does this thing work?'" Walden said, noting that he has been asked by people from his district about the convention. (more...)
Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources
- April 23, 2016

The Senate voted 85-12 April 20 to pass what could be the first broad energy bill in almost a decade, putting in motion what is expected to be a formal conference to work out the differences with the House version of the bill. The provision is among several with implications for western Colorado included in the energy bill approved by the Senate. Senators then proceeded to drop measures from the bill to aid Flint, Michigan over a drinking water crisis wherein thousands were affected by the ... (more...)
Obama won't say if he'll visit Hiroshima on Japan trip Obama won't say if he'll visit Hiroshima on Japan trip
- April 23, 2016

Kerry along with some other foreign ministers visited Peace Memorial Park as well as a museum dedicated to the destruction of the city by an American atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. While in Hiroshima, Obama is expected to make a speech calling for "a world without nuclear weapons", one of his signature political crusades. A 2015 survey by Pew Research Center showed 56 percent of Americans believe the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified, while only 14 percent of Japanese believe ... (more...)
Syria opposition figure says Assad has 'buried' cease-fire
- April 22, 2016

He also announced a "fact-finding" mission is seeking to arrange deliveries of humanitarian aid to the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya, something President Barack Obama has publicly called for. In Geneva , Ja'afari said Wednesday that members of the opposition were "extremists" and "mercenaries". While al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, is active in these regions and is not included in the recent cease-fire, the official believes the buildup of equipment could be used in ... (more...)
Murder charge filed in case of missing priest from Florida
- April 22, 2016

The body of the Rev. Rene Robert, 71, is awaiting positive confirmation, but "all evidence indicates" the remains are his, the St. Johns County, Florida, Sheriff's Office said in a statement. I was like, 'Oh my God.' But my husband - nobody ever bothers us around here - so my husband automatically went to the door to open the door, and I looked out - something kept telling me to look out the window - and I looked out the window right here and I saw him. (more...)
Prince George, 2, gets boost from foam blocks in royal photo Prince George, 2, gets boost from foam blocks in royal photo
- April 21, 2016

He said such criticisms were not ignored by him but didn't take them fully to heart. During her reign, the Queen has broken new ground for the British monarchy during many of her overseas visits. Happy Birthday Ma'am - Blue Cross animals sing to the Queen! In the film, audiences will see the Queen and Charles sitting together as they watch and reflect on a selection of private films shot by the monarch and Duke of Edinburgh, and her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother. (more...)
Iran Must Pay $2 Billion To US Terror Victims
- April 21, 2016

When those who had secured judgments against Iran learned of bonds in a NY bank that had been frozen by the USA government, they went after them. Matthew D. A federal district court awarded them a $2.65 billion judgment in 2007. The Supreme Court decided Congress can pass a law compensating the victims, and those of other attacks, using Iranian government funds. (more...)
Queen's birthday: Beacon to be lit in Calverley
- April 21, 2016

It is estimated that over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas territories and Commonwealth to celebrate this landmark birthday. "Everyone is welcome to join us". A beacon will be lit in Woodhall Hills in Calverley to mark the Queen's 90th birthday. The lighting of beacons is a traditional way to celebrate Royal events and this huge-scale event is open to all. (more...)
Philippines presidential candidate vows not to apologize for gang rape 'joke' Philippines presidential candidate vows not to apologize for gang rape 'joke'
- April 20, 2016

Duerte was recorded this week saying in his political rally that while he ordered the killing of the hostage takers while he was mayor, he wished he could have raped her first, since she was so lovely. Nonetheless, Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu reminded Filipinos to vote for a leader who can "relate with other people in many parts of world ". He conceded that Duterte's remarks could "potentially" scare off some voters. (more...)
On Obama's Immigration Actions, Supreme Court Seems Sharply Divided On Obama's Immigration Actions, Supreme Court Seems Sharply Divided
- April 20, 2016

On Monday, the eight-member court heard oral arguments from Texas, which is leading a lawsuit backed by 26 states , and President Barack Obama's administration, which passed sweeping immigration reform through executive actions. He also pressed Verrilli on whether the president could simply deem all unauthorized immigrants to be legally present under the new policy. "That is why I joined 38 other Senate Democrats and 186 House Democrats in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, ... (more...)
US and Iranian ministers meet over Iran sanctions complaints US and Iranian ministers meet over Iran sanctions complaints
- April 20, 2016

Kirby noted that Iran does have influence on Syria and that Washington wants them to "use that influence in a constructive manner towards a political solution". The Obama administration has denied any plans to allow Iran access to the USA financial system or the use of the dollar, but several members of Congress insist that they are getting mixed signals on the issue. (more...)
Mamata Banerjee fighting Election Commission , not political parties: PM Modi Mamata Banerjee fighting Election Commission , not political parties: PM Modi
- April 20, 2016

Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC) will examine the CD of Modi's speech, an official said. "But here, Didi is busy fighting the poll panel", he said at an election rally here. The happenings in parliament over the past two years prove this", Modi said in Kolkata . He said the Congress, Left and the Trinamool have made Bengal, especially Kolkata "an old age home". (more...)
Hillary Clinton, Sander's campaign officials spar over her paid speeches Hillary Clinton, Sander's campaign officials spar over her paid speeches
- April 19, 2016

In Albany, he repeatedly referenced Hillary Clinton's eight years as New York's senior senator, which he claimed was when she was happiest, as well as her work as First Lady during his administration, and her experience as President Obama's secretary of state. (more...)
Somali leaders give condolences on report of many drowned
- April 19, 2016

Rescued migrants are seen aboard an Italian border police ship in the Mediterranean Sea, heading to the Island of Lampedusa, . The interior ministry in Rome put migrant arrivals in Italy at 23,739 since the start of the year as of Thursday morning, compared with 19,589 by April 14 last year. (more...)
Missing 4-Year-Old Aurora Girl Located, Father Arrested Missing 4-Year-Old Aurora Girl Located, Father Arrested
- April 19, 2016

Shawn Peever with the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP, "the vehicle didn't stop and they discontinued their attempt to stop it". If seen, the public is urged to call 911. Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, a provincial agency that acts as a police watchdog, is now investigating what led to the crash. The investigation is continuing. (more...)
British royal couple trek to Bhutan's cliff-side monastery
- April 19, 2016

Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, were given a red-carpet welcome on a windy Thursday morning as their jet landed in the picturesque hilltop resort town of Paro. "'They asked us how long we had been here and talked about how lovely the weather was. They stopped to talk to us for three to five minutes and were absolutely charming". (more...)