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North Korea rolls out missiles

State television showed Kim stepping out of a limousine, wearing black suit and a white shirt, and saluting his honour guard before walking down a red carpet. Hong Kong's South China Morning Post said on Sunday that state-owned China International Travel Services, Ctrip.com International - China's main online travel website - and many other Chinese operators had halted travel to North Korea.

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Trump Order Would Target High-Skilled Worker Visa Program

The executive action also orders an assessment of free trade agreements with foreign government contractors in a bid to offset any disadvantage to American stakeholders. The four departments will then submit their findings to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and release a report in 220 days. The number of requests for H-1B visas declined this year by about 15 percent, or roughly 37,000 applications, but the total was still almost 200,000, far more than the 85,000 limit.

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Trump Admin Gives Differing Views On Erdogan Winning Referendum

Turkey's main opposition party urged the country's electoral board Monday to cancel the results of. The call comes despite concerns from worldwide monitors and opposition parties about numerous voting irregularities. "It is clear that the country can not join the European Union with a constitution that doesn't respect the separation of powers and has no checks and balances", she said in a statement.

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Jonas resigns as MP

All of us know that Zuma's targets were Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. However, supporters of Zuma, like the ANC Youth and Women's Leagues, are planning pushback campaigns, including celebrations to mark Zuma's birthday next Wednesday.

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In Cleveland Police say Facebook murderer kills himself after 3-day manhunt

Police were starting to get out of their cruisers when "I heard a shot". State troopers responded to a sighting Stephen's Ford Fusion in the parking lot of a McDonalds' in Erie at 11 a.m. "The thing that I would take away the most from my father is he taught us about God". Stephens claimed that he didn't know Godwin, and said during his broadcasts that he was hunting for random people due to troubles with a girlfriend as well as his mother.

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Trump To Review Visa Program, Encourage Hiring American

Senior administration officials who briefed reporters Monday touted the executive order as a "historic step" that would help protect American manufacturers and American workers whom the administration believes have been hurt by lax enforcement of "Buy American" laws and employers abusing the H1-B visa program.

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BP working to control damaged oil in Alaska

To view the full article, register now. BP Plc is working to secure an ongoing natural gas leak in a well on Alaska's North Slope that also sprayed crude oil for three days before that release was capped. In an incident report released Sunday, however, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said that the spill does not appear to have spread past the drilling pad around the well, and that there have been no reports of injuries or harm to wildlife.

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Harder on Russia and softer on China, Donald Trump's views evolving

The latest report's censure of China and other countries-including South Korea and Germany-could be used in the future as a pretext for new tariffs. "Treasury places significant importance on China adhering to its G-20 commitments to refrain from engaging in competitive devaluation and not to target China's exchange rate for competitive purposes".

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Iraqi soldiers hit by Islamic State gas attack in western Mosul

Analysts believe that many senior members of the Islamic State fled in the days and weeks before Iraqi forces, backed by Kurdish and Shi'ite militias, began the major operation to retake the city in October. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said on March 31 during a visit to a displacement camp near Mosul that the aid effort was woefully underfunded and called for greater global solidarity.

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US looks into Russia's role in chemical attack

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the eastern side of Khan Sheikhoun killed a woman, marking the first death in the town since Tuesday's chemical attack that killed 87. His comments echo the response from Russian Federation, which like Iran is allied to Syria, and from Syria itself. "It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons".

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Excelsior Scholarship: Public, Private Colleges Mixed on Free Tuition Program

It would first apply to families who earn $100,000 or less, then to those who earn $110,000 or less in 2018, and eventually reaching $125,000 or less in 2019. The budget provides a record $7.5 billion in total support for higher education, a $448 million, or 6.3 percent, increase over past year. For more information, to access frequently asked questions or to sign up to receive updates on the Excelsior Scholarship, visit " The Excelsior Scholarship is Leading the Way to College Affordability ...

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A look at key moments in life of S. Korea's ex- leader

The indictment covers multiple charges, including abuse of power, extortion, bribery and leaking state secrets. She allegedly used her links to the president to force local firms to "donate" almost 66 million euros to organizations, and allegedly used the cash for personal gain.

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Hundreds turnout for annual Easter egg hunt

Once their baskets were full, the kids traded in the beeping eggs for candy-their eggs contain a circuit board. Following the egg hunt, Main Street Square's spring festival had families busy with a petting zoo, face painting, and of course pictures with the Easter Bunny himself.

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Georgia special election will go to runoff

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is headlining an event on Friday for Senate Democratic candidates. Trump bested Hillary Clinton in the district by just 1.5 points. Democrats say the race should never have been this tight. Holt handed it off to reporter Kasie Hunt who declared that " Democrat Jon Ossoff seemed to have come out of nowhere to become his party's first best chance to take on Donald Trump ".

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Student with liberal views killed by peers at Pakistan university

Those who knew a Pakistani student who was accused of blasphemy and beaten to death say he was intellectually curious and asked many questions, but openly professed devotion to Islam. "Twenty people were nominated initially in the FIR out of which 16 were arrested while six others were taken into custody in light of initial investigation", he added.

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United passenger dragged off plane has a strong legal case, experts say

Dr. David Dao , 69-year-old Vietnamese-American physician, was left with a bloodied face when he was forcibly removed from United Express Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky. Golan , the family's attorney, said in the statement. Two more Chicago Department of Aviation officers have been placed on leave after a United Airlines passenger's violent removal from a flight on Sunday.

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Johnson labels Putin a 'super villain' over support for Syria

Mr Johnson, who was widely attacked for failing to get the G7 to back his bid for new sanctions against senior Russian and Syrian figures in the aftermath of the chemical weapons attack on civilians in Idlib province, continued to criticise Vladimir Putin's stance.

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Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium

For his last major rally before Sunday's nailbiting first-round vote, the resurgent leftwinger killed seven birds with one stone by transmitting his onstage appearance in Dijon to crowds in Nancy, Grenoble, Montpellier, Clermont-Ferrand, Nantes and Le Port on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

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French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote

Sarkozy said in a video posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts that Fillon "has the experience, the will, the project that will enable France to ensure a political change after the five disastrous years we have known". However, security and tackling the threat posed by Islamist militants has returned to the fore after the arrest of two men in Marseille on Tuesday suspected of plotting an imminent attack.

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Pence's new warning to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

But no one was predicting what might come next. "The shield stands guard and the sword stands ready", he said . North Korea didn't take long to respond. North Korea used Chinese-made trucks to display missiles at a massive military parade last week, according to photographs released by state media, underlining the difficulty in enforcing United Nations sanctions against the isolated state.

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Turkey opposition calls for referendum to be annulled

A supporter of the "no" vote lights a flare during a protest in Istanbul, against the referendum outcome, Monday, April 17, 2017. The Council of Europe should apologize to Turkey for sending a biased observer to monitor Sunday's referendum in the country, head of the Turkish parliament's Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.

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Trump tightens skilled-worker visa rules to encourage hiring Americans

The H-1B visas section included no definite timeline, while the government procurement section did. The new rules are likely to allow work visas to highly skilled people who fall under a certain salary bracket. The order, in part, takes aim at the H-1B visa program, which admits 85,000 immigrants each year mostly to work in high-tech jobs that companies say are hard to fill with Americans.

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Ntlemeza a no-show, apparently still on holiday

Dube said the merits of his case were weak. Last week, the North Gauteng High Court denied Ntlemeza's leave to appeal its previous judgement to set aside his appointment as irrational and further ordered that the judgement should have immediate effect.

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Snap General Election set to be approved by MPs

Justifying her abrupt U-turn, May said that if she did not hold an election now, the "political game-playing" of the government's critics would continue. May, who has described herself as "not a showy politician", also said she would not take part in television debates before the election, preferring to talk directly to voters.

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Turkish body votes against annulling referendum

Ten members of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) decided against annulling the vote, while only one voted in favour, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Demonstrations have been held across Turkey to protest the YSK decision to consider the unstamped ballots valid. The referendum results cement a yearslong effort by Erdogan - who has served as President since 2014, following almost a decade as Prime Minister - to consolidate his position.

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Two Egypt Churches Got Bombed By ISIS During Palm Sunday Mass

Egyptian officials denounced the violence as an attempt to sow divisions in the country, while Francis sent his "deep condolences" to Tawadros. The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, which has been affiliated with IS and known as "Wilayat Sinai" since late 2014, has claimed responsibility for the majority of the attacks, according to TASS.

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London commuters face chaos after fire closes Euston station

Trains were cancelled going in and out of Euston station from Wednesday afternoon after a blaze next to the track near South Hampstead triggered a power cut. A spokesperson for London Midland said rail replacement coaches are in place from London Eueston to Watford Junction and back. Other train operators, including East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways, Virgin Trains East Coast, Northern, Transpennine Express and Great Western Railway "are conveying passengers via any reasonable route ...

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Donald Trump Celebrates 'America First' Executive Order in Wisconsin

Technology executives, who have generally been critical of Trump's policies, were tentatively positive about the White House's efforts to change how work visas are doled out to foreign workers. On Monday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services had said that employers who sought visas for 2018 submitted only 199,000 applications this year, compared to last year's 236,000 applications.

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Turkish opposition tries to annul referendum result

Ankara's move came after thousands of people took to the streets in Istanbul to protest against the citizens' approval of turning Turkey into presidential republic. The Council of Europe, which monitored the referendum, had already claimed it was an uneven contest as the "yes" side had dominated campaign coverage, with the arrest of journalists and the closure of media outlets silencing other views.

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Ahead of AIADMK merger, here's what warring factions really want

Jayakumar also said a committee will be formed to run the party when queried about the General Secretary's position. This comes amid reports of a possibility of a merger between the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam faction and Dinakaran led Sasikala faction.

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British teenagers more competitive than peers but more likely to bullied

Students in some of the countries that top the PISA league tables in science and mathematics reported comparatively low satisfaction with life; but Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands and Switzerland seem able to combine good learning outcomes with highly satisfied students.

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38 detained in Turkey for questioning legitimacy of referendum result

He said the electoral board's last-minute decision to allow unstamped ballots had prevented proper record-keeping, meaning that it was now impossible to determine how many invalid or fake votes may have been counted. Opposition CHP head Kemal Kilicdaroglu accused the electoral board of bias and of favouring the governing party. Mr. Erdogan also flagged that he would take up the issue of reinstating the death penalty with Turkey's political leaders and may seek a referendum.

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McDonald's Order Trips Up Cleveland Facebook Slaying Suspect

Erie Times-News via AP Pennsylvania State Police look over a auto as they investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead Tuesday in Erie. But Stephens did not want to wait, taking his McNuggets and speeding out of the vehicle park, almost hitting Gail Wheeler, 54, a retail operations manager from Erie who was on her way home from shopping.

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Venezuela Opposition Continues 'Illegal,' Violent Protests

Venezuelan police officers face off with demonstrators Saturday in Caracas, where thousands of people took to the streets in another day of protests a. Protesters have flooded the streets of the capital Caracas for more than a week, protesting power grabs by Maduro's socialist government. The following year, was again the opposition's presidential candidate, and lost to current president Nicolas Maduro by a small margin.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian who rammed West Bank bus stop-army

David Gavriel, a surgeon at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek hospital, said the man in his 20's had suffered multiple wounds including gunshot wounds to the head. The rest died in clashes with Israeli troops. The Palestinian health ministry identified him as Suhaib Mousa Mashour Manasra, a 21-year-old from Sawahra village.


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