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North Korea show of strength as USA tensions rise

Also on show for the first time was the North's submarine launch ballistic missiles (SLBM). USA officials say the Trump administration's emphasis will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China. Pence is expected to discuss the best way to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. After arriving in the South Korean capital, he placed a wreath at Seoul National Cemetery and then worshipped with military personnel at an Easter church service at the U.S. Read More »

Trump asks 'who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns

Comedy writer Frank Lesser, whose tweet in January sparked the idea for the Tax March, said the participation in the nationwide marches proves that people want to see Trump's returns. Officers confiscated knives and makeshift weapons. Many seem convinced that Trump's returns would prove somehow that he ought to be ineligible for the presidency - much as President Barack Obama's most vociferous critics (Trump among them) were convinced that his birth certificate would show information that ... Read More »

North Korean missile fails on test launch day after grand military parade


McMaster said, "I think there's an global consensus now, including the Chinese and the Chinese leadership, that this is a situation that just can't continue". Pence is set to arrive Sunday, April 16, in South Korea as President Donald Trump vows that North Korea Kim Jong Un's government is a "problem" that will be "taken care of". Read More »

MOAB bombing death toll has risen to 94, Afghan officials say

Pronouncing the bomb an attack on the sovereignty, Karzai has urged all Afghans to stand against it. President Ashraf Ghani voiced his support for the bombing, saying it was executed in coordination with Afghanistan's government and was "designed to support the efforts of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and USA forces conducting clearance operations in the region". Read More »

'Yes' leads vote on expanding Erdogan powers: Initial count

Opposition figures, however, vowed to challenge numerous ballots in the tight race. The decision was criticized by opposition parties as a power grab attempt by the president. If passed, the new presidential system would dispense with the office of the prime minister and centralise the entire executive bureaucracy under the presidency, giving Erdogan the direct power to appoint ministers. Read More »

AP Reports Tony Romo Is Headed To The Broadcast Booth

Romo already has informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of his decision to step away from the game for now, sources said. Romo, who worked his way from undrafted quarterback to the league's fourth-highest rated passer ever, suffered an injury to his back that eventually led to the rise of Dak Prescott as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Read More »

Police fire 2 Georgia officers they say assaulted man


Former Gwinnett County police officer Robert McDonald . Miller wants the sergeant's entire unit investigated and said other potential victims already contacted him. "This is why we take to the streets and scream #BlackLivesMatter, it's because American police officers have zero regards for black lives, they beat us, shoot and kill us without a blink of an eye and the biggest problem is, it all goes unchallenged", Page wrote. Read More »

Remains of five 'lost' Archbishops of Canterbury found next to Lambeth Palace


Just over a year ago, while builders were renovating the de-consecrated medieval parish church, they discovered an entry to a hidden crypt as they lifted up some slabs. Church records fished out since the discovery have revealed that three more archbishops were likely buried in the vault: Thomas Tenison (1695-1715), Matthew Hutton (1757-1758) and Frederick Cornwallis (1768-1783). Read More »

North Korea missile launch fails - South Korea

The White House believes that Sunday's test involved a medium-range ballistic missile that failed within 4-5 seconds after launch, and that it did not involve an intercontinental ballistic missile, the foreign policy adviser said. A USA aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force. A military parade through Pyongyang featured troops chanting, "We will die for you!" while leader Kim Jong Un looked on from his box, CNN reported. Read More »

North Korea's Latest Missile Firing was a Dud

He called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "a threat to all people in the region, and globally as well", but cautioned that Trump "is clearly comfortable making tough decisions". President Trump had earlier said China was "working with us" on the issue. The adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the administration's initial understanding of the launch, said there was no expected response from the Trump administration because there was no need for the reinforce the failure. Read More »

President Donald Trump arriving for Easter weekend


President Donald Trump will spend Easter weekend in Palm Beach. "You know what - and I love golf - but if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever see Turnberry [in Scotland] again". "PresObama is not busy talking to Congress about Syria.he is playing golf. go figure", Trump tweeted in 2013, when Obama was looking into action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons. Read More »

North Korea nuclear programme: USA 'working with China' on response

Vice President Mike Pence told reporters, adding initial reports said it was a medium-range missile and failed four to five seconds into the launch. For his part, Tillerson noted that the United States looks forward to enhancing communication with China, preparing for the next stage's high-level exchanges and dialogues, and jointly pushing forward bilateral relations, said Tillerson. Read More »

US Deploys Radiation Detection Aircraft to Japan


Neither the U.S Air Force's 18th Wing nor Japan's Ministry of Defense would confirm the aircraft's arrival but a senior Japan Self-Defense Force official did, according to the report. "If they are unable to do so, the US, with its allies, will!" Pyongyang has previously threatened to reduce the United States "to ashes" if preemptive action is taken. Read More »

US Asks Countries To Punish UN Troops For Sexual Abuse

But the peacekeepers will leave with a tarnished legacy. The reputation of MINUSTAH was further damaged in 2010 by an outbreak of cholera introduced by Nepalese UN peacekeepers serving in the mission. The U.N. stabilization mission, known as MINUSTAH, was deployed to Haiti in June 2004. FILE - This Monday, July 11, 2011 file photo shows silhouettes of United Nations peacekeepers from Brazil at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Read More »

Syria: More than 100 killed as evacuee convoy hit by auto bomb

As part of the deal, several hundred people including armed rebels will be transported out of Madaya and Zabadani, towns near Damascus, which are surrounded by pro-government militias including Lebanese Hizballah. Maysa al-Aswad, a 30-year-old evacuee from Kafraya, said she was sitting on one bus with her six-month-old son Hadi and 10-year-old daughter Narjis when the blast shook the parked convoy. Read More »

Christians Around the World Celebrate Easter

Mark the Evangelist, who arrived to Egypt in 60 A.D. numerous pilgrims marching here hailed from countries that know firsthand the destructive power of religious violence, including Serbia, Indonesia, Lebanon and Ethiopia. Happy Easter? For the Christian , indeed it is. Such festivals also tended to be opportunities for heavy drinking and merrymaking. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. Read More »

Syria evacuees bomb attack death toll rises to 112: monitor

A huge blast struck buses full of evacuees from government-held towns and killed at least 100 people, including children, according to the rescue group Syria Civil Defense, popularly known as the White Helmets . Those killed included civilians as well as rebel fighters. Al-Ikhbariya TV said 48 wounded were transported in exchange for allowing five buses of residents from opposition areas head toward a rebel-controlled province. Read More »

Year-old Vondrousova lands first WTA Tour title

Vondrousova won her first tour title hours after the 36-year-old Francesca Schiavone was the other WTA tournament victor in Bogota, Colombia. "It's really incredible", the 19-year-old told the WTA Web site. "I didn't know I could play this good", she said. "I lost a bit of focus in the second, and she also played really well". Gorges won the first set but withdrew in the third after dropping serve with the score 4-6 6-3 1-0 in Strycova's favour. Read More »

United States wants China to let yuan rise, improve market access


President Donald Trump explained the decision to not label China a currency manipulator, which reversed a promise he made during the election campaign, as a function of receiving Beijing's help in reining in North Korea. Declaring a country a manipulator would set off a process including negotiations that could culminate in punitive trade sanctions on the offender. "The US can not and will not bear the burden of an worldwide trading system that unfairly disadvantages our exports and unfairly ... Read More »

In Seoul, US Vice President Pence makes geopolitics personal

Britain said it was "concerned" by reports that North Korea conducted a missile test on Sunday, which the US Defence Department said blew up nearly immediately. The Asia trip will help expand Pence's foreign policy footprint, but the vice president likely will find himself spending a lot of time explaining the policies and statements of Trump, an untraditional politician who is nearing the end of his first 100 days in office. Read More »

Cespedes hits 3 HRs, Harvey leaves with cramp in Mets win


In two starts this season, Hellickson is 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA. Jeanmar Gomez gave up a run in the ninth. A change is possible. "Another embarrassing game against the Mets", Mackanin said. It was his 50th homer as a member of the Mets in his 197th game with the franchise. He missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and made only 17 starts previous year before surgery to relieve symptoms from thoracic outlet syndrome. Read More »

French investigators ask European Union to lift Le Pen immunity over fund misuse

Other polls have shown as little as three percentage points between the top four contenders. Le Pen's former top foreign adviser says the men "are real Nazis" and "are at the heart of everything" for her campaign. Speculation about what would happen in a runoff election is pretty useless when you consider how wrong pollsters have been about support for anti-establishment candidates around the world. Read More »

Voting Ends In Turkish Referendum On Expanding Presidential Powers


They quoted Erdogan as saying the referendum result was clear. The new system would scrap the role of prime minister and concentrate power in the hands of the president, placing all state bureaucracy under his control. Istanbul resident Husnu Yahsi, 61, also said he was voting "no". "I think, with the presidential system, not only art and science but also our freedoms will be more limited. Read More »