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Assad regime used chemical weapons, USA tells Moscow

The meetings come on the heels of a USA missile strike on an air base in Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack on civilians that's been blamed on the Bashar al-Assad regime. "Russian Federation now has a lot to prove", she said. Asked if the meeting at the Kremlin marked any positive change, Peskov said: "Too early yet".

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United Airlines CEO says overbooking incident won't happen again

United Airlines found itself on the defensive again on Friday after a passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, capping off a bruising week for the public image of the one of the world's largest carriers. Dr Dao's daughter Crystal said, "This should have never happened to any human being". However, a year ago Delta Airlines bumped more passengers from flights than any of its competitors, partly because of its generous incentive system.

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Syria:100 killed in explosion near buses carrying evacuees

Syrian rescue workers volunteering as first responders in rebel-controlled areas say at least 100 people were killed and 55 injured in a auto bomb explosion that ripped through a makeshift bus depot in Aleppo province where evacuees were waiting to be transported to government-held areas.

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Almost 300 North Koreans surrender in Malaysia for overstaying

Tough talk, for sure. On the plane ride over, shortly after taking off from our refueling stop in Alaska, Pence was informed that the Pyongyang regime had fired off what appeared to be a medium range missile that exploded only seconds after leaving the launch pad.

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Kim Jong-un appears at massive Pyongyang parade

North Korean soldiers take part in a parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Saturday, April 15, 2017. There had been concern North Korea might decide to mark the occasion with a nuclear or missile test , but it never materialized. Unlike at some previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be any senior Chinese official in attendance. "The North attempted to launch an unidentified missile from near the Sinpo region this morning but it is suspected to have failed", South ...

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Has Theresa May broken the British people's trust?

An election held in 2020, shortly after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union under conditions that are unknown, might have been hard for May's Conservatives to win. This is three years ahead of scheduled elections, which were due in May 2020. The British pound rallied as much as 2.7 percent against the US dollar to hit its highest level since early October after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised markets by calling for an early parliamentary election.

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North Korea unveils new missiles during military parade

China, North Korea's sole major ally and neighbor which nevertheless opposes its weapons program, on Friday again called for talks to defuse the crisis. "We are ready to hit back with nuclear attacks of our own style against any nuclear attacks", Choe said Saturday. State news agency KCNA said the Trump administration's "serious military hysteria" had reached a "dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked".

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Operation Easter proves to be an eggs-cellent time

Edinburg resident Sandra Paiz, 28, took her son and daughter to the Easter egg hunt for the first time after reading about it on Facebook. "With such an incredible turnout previous year we have expanded to have over 2,500 filled eggs, Granados said".

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Pence Warns N.Korea of Trump's 'Resolve'

Meanwhile, the country's deputy United Nations ambassador blamed the U.S. for the spike in tensions. The Sun reported North Korea's foreign minister "threatened the USA with an "all out war" if Trump is 'reckless enough to use military means'".

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Trump targets foreign worker visa scheme

It's unclear how the program may change, but India's huge tech industry says America still has a shortage of skilled workers that the H-1B system was created to ease. "Everyone in my administration will be expected to enforce every last "Buy American" provision on behalf of the American worker, and we are going to investigate every single trade deal that undermines these provisions", he said.

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UK FM Johnson cancels visit to Russian Federation over developments in Syria

US President Donald Trump said he ordered the Tomahawk missile strike on the Shayrat base because the United States believed aircraft that carried out Tuesday's chemical attack were launched from there. She criticised Russian Federation for supporting Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad. And Haley, too, said Washington's priority was "no longer to sit and focus on getting Assad out".

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Ossoff in the Runoff

Eighteen candidates are vying to represent Georgia's 6th District, but one candidate has taken up nearly all the oxygen: that's Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year old documentary filmmaker and former Capitol Hill staffer. Mr. Trump's perceived weakness in the district, along with its changing demographics, convinced Democrats to pour millions of dollars into the district.

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China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly

USA imports, nearly all of them from China, shot up an estimated 166 percent previous year, while sales hit record levels in 2017. Imports and distribution are up. "The federal ethics rules do not require you to recuse from any matter concerning a foreign country just because a business that you have an ownership interest in has a trademark application pending there".

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Lawmakers Across The Country Push For Trump's Tax Returns

As NPR's Jim Zarroli reports , the returns would shed some light, but not as much as you might think. Because, best we can tell, Trump never does anything that doesn't have something in it for him. During the campaign, Trump used to say that no lawyer would advise any client to release their returns while under audit. OK. Today's federal income tax deadline has triggered new calls for President Trump to reveal his taxes as other presidents have done.

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France arrests 2 suspects for plotting terror attack

France goes to the polls on April 23 and on May 7 in one of the most unpredictable elections in its modern history with security a key issue after attacks by militant Islamists which have killed more than 230 people in the past two years.

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Bengaluru: Ex-French diplomat acquitted on charges of raping minor daughter

A city court today acquitted a suspended French consular official here of the charge of raping his minor daughter, on the grounds that he was "falsely implicated" and was innocent. "We will challenge this judgement", she told reporters, stressing that she would do everything to "protect my children from my husband". "The forensic evidence and investigation has been botched up either by the police or forensic team", Ms Jones.

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UK Parliament expected to approve snap election

Former Treasury chief George Osborne, a leader of the losing campaign to keep Britain in the European Union, says he won't be a candidate in the June 8 elections. May, who made the shock call for an early election on Tuesday, needs to bolster her narrow majority of 17 seats ahead of likely tortuous talks with Brussels that could re-open old wounds within her Conservative Party.

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Trump Forgets Hand Over Heart During National Anthem

The event, largely seen as the most important social event on the White House calendar, came only days after the Trump administration announced they would not publicly disclose their visitor logs - a break in precedent from the Obama years.

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Estes wins easily in Pawnee, Stafford counties

Libertarian Chris Rockhold was also on the ballot and drew two percent of the vote. The Kansas race had unexpectedly tightened in its final days, worrying the Republican establishment. Republican Ron Estes narrowly survived the special election in Kansas on Tuesday, which was seen as a first test of the resistance movement's power to oppose the Trump administration-but the GOP is hardly celebrating, and Democrats remain undeterred.

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United States intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

U.S. relations with Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low" said Donald Trump as he moved ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow . "No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie". Haley said the UN Joint Investigative Mechanism and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have told it many times that Assad will not provide access ...

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U.S. attack on Syria cements Kremlin's embrace of Assad

The Pentagon said 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea at the Shayrat airfield in Syria's central province of Homs on April 7. Russian Federation and Iran have issued a warning to the USA as G7 foreign ministers prepared to meet in Italy to discuss Syria. Tillerson, on the other hand, stressed that the air strike had the limited aim of deterring further use of chemical weapons.

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Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen held onto their lead as the frontrunners to narrowly beat other candidates in the first round of the presidential election, a Cevipof poll for Le Monde newspaper showed on Wednesday.

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Trump wants to rethink worker visas

The order directs all government agencies to review the H-1B temporary visa program as part of Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" policy. Trump used the occasion to roll out an executive order created to favor American products and workers and to block cheap foreign labor from coming to the United States.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek election on June 8

The property market typically seizes up during a general election campaign, with buyers deferring purchases until a result is clear. But on Tuesday, she said she had "reluctantly" changed her mind because political divisions "risk our ability to make a success of Brexit".

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Syria photographer puts down camera, picks up injured boy

Distressing images of a man carrying an injured child away from a burning vehicle and another of him weeping next to a boy's body have emerged from a bombing of a bus convoy that targeted Syrian civilians over the weekend. " This child was firmly holding my hand and looking at me ", Mr Habak, 24, told CNN . "I wanted to film everything to make sure there was accountability", said Alrageb.

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Pence to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

The concerns were exacerbated after a North Korean missile exploded during launch on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said . "And the question is, can we bring them to a point where they'll use it?" said Fran Townsend, CBS News senior national security analyst and former homeland security adviser to President George W.

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Theresa May criticised for ruling out live TV debates

Mrs May told the chamber that she had changed her mind on the election issue because it would help in the coming Brexit talks. In her interview with the Sun on Wednesday, Mrs May said "political game playing" risked hampering her Brexit negotiations, with some opponents "trying to stop us every step of the way".

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Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

Because Barghouti highlights two of Israel's most pernicious lies: that there is no one to talk to on the Palestine side (when in fact it is the Palestinians who are still seeking a partner for peace), and that the resistance to Israel's occupation is violent.

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Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars

As per the government's this new step, except Prime Minister, President, Vice-President, Chief Justice of India and the Lok Sabha speaker will have authority to use red beacons from 1st May. The Bharatiya Janata Party's Yogi Adityanath , who completed a month as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister today, has also warned his ministers and bureacrats not to misuse red beacons .

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ISIS Members Killed in Mosul in 4 Days: Iraqi Army

The attack caused only minor wounds, the force said in a statement , without giving more details. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with ISIL militants in western Mosul , an Iraqi officer said Monday. "Our worst case scenario when the fighting started was that up to one million civilians may flee Mosul ". The extremists were driven out of the eastern half of Mosul , the country's second-largest city, in January.

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Easter egg hunt a hit in Dobson

This was Tebbetts' first time keeping an eye out for Brayden, who seemed like a seasoned pro at grabbing as numerous candy-filled, multi-colored plastic Easter eggs he could carry. "We are having two separate Easter egg hunts, a traditional hunt for kids ages 0 to 5, and a helicopter egg hunt for children ages 6 to 11", said Danika Thomas, an event organizer.

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United Kingdom general election: What will it mean for trade with the GCC?

May made a unexpected announcement Tuesday that she would seek a "snap" election less than halfway through her government's five-year term, with the aim of gaining a stronger mandate for the country's historic withdrawal from the European Union.

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China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

Chinese leaders have sought a USA relationship based on the two powers respecting each other's spheres of influence and not intervening in one another's internal affairs. As was the MOAB attack on Afghanistan and now as is the threats to North Korea which are a ruse for the United States Empire to tighten its noose around China as evidenced that whilst Trump was having dinner with the Chinese dictator Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, a U.S.

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Donald Trump Asks a Good Question

Saturday's tax demonstrations were timed to take place days before Tuesday's deadline for taxpayers to file their returns. In blasting the protesters, Trump tweeted that "I did what was nearly an impossible thing to do for a Republican easily won the Electoral College!" Since the resignation of Richard Nixon, all presidential candidates of both parties have released their tax returns prior to the election.

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Melania Trump nudges Donald Trump during national anthem

Crowds gathered in more than a dozen cities from coast to coast, including Washington , DC, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and in South Florida, where activists marched to Trump's private Mar-a-Lago resort, where Trump was staying over the weekend.


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