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Government 'needs a good shutdown'

It ignores numerous spending cuts on domestic programs the White House had sought and adds $2 billion for the National Institutes of Health, $295 million for Puerto Rico's underfunded Medicaid healthcare for the poor and $407 million to fight fires in Western states. Read More »

Iran Leader Criticizes Rouhani's Detente Policy Ahead Of Election

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Apparently, the final round which is scheduled for May 9 will become the most interesting for the audience. Additionally, Iranians from all walks of life, especially the younger generation are questioning the candidacy of Raisi , referencing the role he played in the highly controversial "Death Commission". Read More »

Priyanka Chopra dismayed by child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe

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Scroll through our slideshow and you'll notice Chopra is also using her page to share the stories behind some of Harare's most heart-breaking issues. Priyanka , however, took the jokes sportive. On learning to act on the job: "Nobody knew I could act. I think just because people have similar skin tones, doesn't mean they are same people", Deepika told IANS . Read More »

Afghanistan Rejects Pakistan Claim of Killing 50 Afghan Forces

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Gen. H. R. McMaster, visited Kabul and Islamabad in the middle of April, just days after the United States military bombed Afghanistan with the largest nonnuclear weapon in its arsenal, the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb. He said the situation is calm but that the border crossing in the area remains closed. "If clashes between the two countries continue, extremists on both sides of the border will only get stronger and pose an even greater threat to the region", said Pakistani ... Read More »

Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is open to holding joint exercises with China as he toured one of the ships of the Chinese navy docked in Davao City for a goodwill visit to the country. Lopez said the Chinese government would send technical experts to help Philippine products meet Chinese standards. China's militarization of disputed South China Sea islands was the elephant in the room during a recent meeting of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where Philippine President ... Read More »

Marco Rubio should help fix or block Obamacare repeal

As part of the new bill, the 20-24 million people who were able to get access to health coverage in the United States under ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act, has been placed in jeopardy. "I don't think that low-income women should be denied their choice of health care providers, for family planning, cancer screenings, for well-women care", Collins said. Read More »

Bucks 89: Have the cardio paddles ready

They survived partly because Milwaukee missed nine free throws in the second half. Milwaukee needs Antetokounmpo to continue his rapid development, but will be looking to young additions like Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon , the Bucks' two picks in last year's draft, to refine their bodies and their games this summer. Read More »

N. Korea: We have detained another USA citizen

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North Korea confirmed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the detention of American citizen Kim Sang Dok, who was referred to as Kim Sang-duk when Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, where he was teaching accounting, previously announced his detention. Read More »

My first 100 days are 'just about the most successful' in

Trump was set to sign an executive order issuing directions to review all global trade agreements inked by the United States, including the WTO, in a bid to address trade "violations and abuses". And so many other businesses. The post Trump Marks Tough First 100 Days, Facing Humbling Realities appeared first on SIGNAL. "He needs to show policy results that produce faster economic growth", an opinion piece read. Read More »

German Chancellor congratulates French President-elect Macron

Mr Macron said he had heard "the rage, anxiety and doubt that a lot of you have expressed" and vowed to spend his five years in office "fighting the forces of division that undermine France ". Along with his wife and daughter, who were reunited in France six months ago, Ammounah waved the French flag as high as his smile was wide. Despite having served briefly in Hollande's deeply unpopular Socialist government, Macron managed to portray himself as the man to revive France's fortunes by ... Read More »

Liberal Democrats vow to defend state pension 'triple lock'

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It comes as Theresa May insists the Conservatives have no plans for tax rises while appearing to back away from a previous pledge not to put up income tax or national insurance. In the longer term, the Lib Dems said they would bring in a dedicated health and care tax, bringing spending on both services together in a collective budget while setting out on people's payslips what is being spent on them. Read More »

Donald Trump looking forward to working with Emmanuel Macron

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In a surprisingly calm victory speech, Macron spoke of "big honour, and an enormous responsibility", according to the Guardian. Macron, 39, is an avowed internationalist who speaks fluent English and envisions a France deeply integrated with Europe and open to the world. Read More »

French voters propel unlikely lad Emmanuel Macron to Presidency

Unknown to voters before his turbulent 2014-16 tenure as France's pro-business economy minister, Mr Macron took a giant gamble by quitting Socialist president Francois Hollande's government to run as an independent. "That's what the world expects of us!" - Left-wing daily Tageszeitung wrote that "the clear victory of Emmanuel Macron is an enormous relief for France". Read More »

Duterte congratulates new France President Macron

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President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani immediately invited President-elect Macron to make a speech in front of the EU plenary. Alexis Tsipras, Greece's prime minister, has tweeted his satisfaction over the election result: "victory is a fresh breath for France and the whole of Europe. Read More »

Trump congratulates Macron for 'big win' in French election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined world leaders in congratulating Emmanuel Macron for his victory in the French Presidential election. But none presents an existential challenge to the European Union as Le Pen did in France. For now, stanching the risk that France might have followed in the U.K.'s path and headed for the "Frexit" should negate any serious impact on global trade . Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency plots to kill Kim Jong-un, North Korea claims

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North Korea's Ministry of State Security claims that US and South Korean agents paid a North Korean laborer working overseas to detonate a bomb filled with "radioactive" and "nano poisonous" substances in Pyongyang during a military parade - perhaps the one held on April 15 marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Read More »

Democrats see opposition to GOP health bill as winning issue

On Monday, former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates is due to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about disgraced ex-national security adviser Lt. Democrats are positioning health care as the issue that will help them regain control of the House. Stephanopoulos brought up how some members of Congress didn't read the GOP health care bill in full before voting for it and how "there wasn't a CBO analysis of this bill". Read More »

Gas leak in coal mine in central China kills 18 miners

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Chinese state media says a gas leak in a coal mine in central China has killed 18 people. Investigators are still testing substances in the poisonous gas. In October, 33 miners were killedin a colliery explosion in southwestern Chongqing. China has acknowledged an increase in deaths from major coal mine accidents as the government presses its campaign to cut production overcapacity in the industry. Read More »

U.S. warns 'third country sanctions' on North Korea

Several ASEAN members have competing claims to the territory. "We have been also consulting with the United States and other partners on ways to take strong, effective responses if North Korea commits an additional nuclear test, intercontinental ballistic missile launch or other strategic provocation". Read More »

Texas Cop Who Shot and Killed Jordan Edwards Fired

Police claimed to have heard gunshots outside the party, and Oliver opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on the vehicle where Edwards was in the passenger seat, along with two of his brothers and two friends. Haber refused to release video footage of the event publicly while the shooting is being investigated, but did offer condolences to the family saying in part, "On behalf of the entire Balch Springs Police Department, and the city of Balch Springs we express our deep, honest condolences to the ... Read More »

Turkish jets bomb U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

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Turkey has said the strikes were conducted to prevent infiltration of Kurdish rebels, weapons, ammunition and explosives from Syria and northern Iraq into Turkey . On Tuesday, Turkish jets struck YPG positions in northern Syria and Iraq . Russian Federation on Wednesday criticized Turkey's airstrikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq , saying they hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State group, as Turkish troops and Syrian Kurdish fighters traded fire across the ... Read More »

Lt Governor forwards Kapil Mishra's complaint against Kejriwal to ACB — AAP crisis

Kejriwal quelled the rebellion by placating Vishwas, who was emerging as the voice of dissenters. Whether he is being framed or has there been a mistake, we are ready for an investigation. I was being praised initially by every AAP leader. "I will neither quit the party nor can anyone ask me to go". He further added that there are a number of corrupt people in the party who have their protectors shielding them from the action. Read More »

AUSSIE TAXPAYERS Could Help Cover Cassie Sainsbury's Legal Costs

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Cassandra Sainsbury , the 22-year-old Australian arrested in Colombia with 5.8 kilograms of cocaine allegedly hidden within her baggage, has reportedly applied for a federal grant to assist with the mounting costs of her legal aid. Cassie Sainsbury remains in custody in Colombia . "I hope to get over there soon and I hope that we are able to prove her innocence". She is now being held in a minimum security wing of the El Buen Paster prison in Bogota. Read More »