Global News

Turkish PM warns opposition against street protests Turkish PM warns opposition against street protests
- April 25, 2017

But the tight result of a highly charged campaign laid bare divisions in the country, while European observers and the head of Turkey's bar associations union said a decision to count unstamped votes broke electoral law. The stamps were required to avoid "ballot-stuffing" - where extra votes are cast illegally to manipulate results - and unstamped ballots had been dismissed as invalid in earlier votes. (more...)
Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture
- April 24, 2017

An oil giant ExxonMobil has a great desire to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation, this movement ould make possible for Exxon to resume drilling under its Black Sea oil venture with Rosneft (its major stakeholders are Putin government's members). (more...)
People, Including 3 Children, Killed in Queens Village House Fire: FDNY
- April 24, 2017

Another witness, Tiasha Johnson, told the newspaper that the family's relative screamed for the little ones. Five people - three of whom were children - have been killed and several others were injured after a fire erupted at a house in the New York City, officials said. (more...)
Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
- April 23, 2017

The shorter time period, the administration said , could also reduce the number of people who wait to enroll until after they find out they have a health problem. Medica spokesman Greg Bury offered a slightly more optimistic statement from the Minnesota-based insurer that sells plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Kansas. (more...)
French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote
- April 20, 2017

Those subjects won her her core backing, and she hopes it can give her boost with about 30 percent of voters still undecided. The magnitude of the euro's decline could depend on the margin of victory for Macron, if his victory over Le Pen is tight, then the market may start to price in the prospect of a Le Pen win in the second round, which could trigger a sharper euro sell off, initially back towards the 1.0340 lows from the start of the year. (more...)
No timetable for Tiger return No timetable for Tiger return
- April 20, 2017

The course honors Stewart, Springfield's beloved son who was raised here and won three majors on the PGA Tour. Woods said , pointing at his fellow assistant Ryder Cup captain, Tom Lehman , during a news conference to announce Woods' plans to develop his first public golf course. (more...)
Today Hosts Eager to Launch Presidential Campaign of Trump's 'Top Agitator' Warren Today Hosts Eager to Launch Presidential Campaign of Trump's 'Top Agitator' Warren
- April 19, 2017

Warren said on Tuesday that she has no plans to challenge Trump for the White House in 2020. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses business leaders during a New England Council luncheon in Boston. Kennedy, who wrote " Profiles in Courage " three years before being elected president. The opposition research group, which started digging up dirt on Clinton when she launched her pre-campaign book tour three years ago, announced Tuesday that it was starting "The Elizabeth Warren Initiative" to ... (more...)
United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers
- April 18, 2017

By Tuesday afternoon, nearly two days after the Sunday evening confrontation in Chicago, CEO Oscar Munoz issued his most contrite apology yet as details emerged about the man seen on cellphone videos recorded by other passengers at O'Hare Airport. (more...)
Trump's Baseless Smear Of Susan Rice Follows Two Days Of Right-Wing Speculation
- April 18, 2017

The names of US citizens "incidentally" mentioned in NSA reports are masked to preserve their identities because America's intelligence agencies are barred from spying on American citizens except in extraordinary circumstances with court approval. (more...)
"Mother of all Bombs" kills 36 ISIS Militants
- April 18, 2017

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. A similar report on Friday had quoted the Afghan officials as saying that no civilian has been harmed in the bombing. US Forces-Afghanistan Commander General John Nicholson has said that Thurday night's strike in Achin district in Nangarhar was part of their campaign to destroy ISIS in Afghanistan in 2017. (more...)
Patience is over, Pence warns N Korea Patience is over, Pence warns N Korea
- April 18, 2017

North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official told the BBC in Pyongyang. Beijing has dismissed any political motive behind the cancellation of flights to Pyongyang, amid speculations that the move was meant to pressure North Korea over its missile program. (more...)
North Korean missile test fails, United States and South Korea say North Korean missile test fails, United States and South Korea say
- April 18, 2017

If Sunday's missile launch leads to a nuclear test or an ICBM launch, there would be "a powerful punishing measure that North Korean authority can't endure", South Korean officials said. "The missile blew up nearly immediately", the US Defense Department said of the early morning launch which was also detected by the South Korean military. (more...)
Small plane crashes by Lisbon supermarket, killing five Small plane crashes by Lisbon supermarket, killing five
- April 18, 2017

The dead were the Swiss pilot, three French passengers on the plane and a Portuguese truck driver, emergency services operational commander Miguel Cruz told The Associated Press. El Mundo also reports that a Portuguese person unloading a truck in the carpark died when the plane crashed. Authorities are yet to publicly identify those killed in the accident. (more...)
BC NDP promise new tax on foreign speculators BC NDP promise new tax on foreign speculators
- April 17, 2017

De Jong says the NDP's plan "is not possible" unless one of two things happen: "an operating deficit, or massive tax increases", adding it's not sustainable and can not co-exist with a balanced budget. The NDP says it will phase out medical service premiums and eliminate interest on student loans if it wins the May 9 election. "Somebody in another part of British Columbia that doesn't live on Vancouver Island is going to be paying for ferry service". (more...)
UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch
- April 16, 2017

The US on Friday fired missiles at a military base in Syria, and Trump has suggested such military action could be a signal to North Korea as well. However, a senior US defense official told reporters Wednesday that the missile may have been an older liquid-fueled, extended-range scud missile fired from a fixed location. (more...)
Syrian TV says dozens killed in blast near evacuation buses
- April 16, 2017

Personal belongings could be seen dangling out of the windows. Syrian state media blamed the attack on "terrorists", the term it uses to refer to armed rebels, saying they had targeted some of the 75 buses and 20 ambulances carrying evacuees . (more...)
British tourist killed by Palestinian man in Jerusalem, police say
- April 16, 2017

Police added that the 25-year-old female was stabbed on board the city's light rail line. A young British woman has been stabbed to critical conditions and died on her way to the nearest hospital. Thousands of people filled parts of the ancient city: Jews to celebrate Passover, which ends Sunday, and Christian pilgrims for Good Friday. The Shin Bet security service confirmed police suspicions, saying Tamimi attempted to commit suicide earlier this year by swallowing razor blades. (more...)
Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117
- April 16, 2017

Today, the Associated Press reports that Morano-the last living person who was born in the 19th century-has passed away. Morano's life spanned three centuries and two world wars, Reuters notes - but her long life was not always a happy one. (more...)
'We can't have this relationship with Russia' amid tensions on Syria
- April 16, 2017 Mistura urged the US and Russian Federation to work together, saying a political solution was the only way forward in Syria. Syria and Russian Federation have both denied that Assad's forces carried out the toxic gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun last week. (more...)
Oxford wins boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames Oxford wins boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames
- April 15, 2017

Cambridge's women set a course record time during their emphatic win to end a run of four successive defeats to their bitter rivals. Cambridge club president Ashton Brown suffered pneumonia a year ago when the boat was swamped and she was overjoyed at the 2017 victory. (more...)
Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe
- April 14, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens, right, to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during their meeting in Moscow, April 12, 2017. Putin's decision to host Tillerson signaled Moscow's intent to maintain communication with the USA even as they bash each other publicly in louder and louder tones. (more...)
West faked sarin attack and no one died, claims Assad
- April 14, 2017

Mr Rycroft said: "The United Kingdom therefore shares the USA assessment that it is highly likely that the regime was responsible for a sarin attack on Khan Sheikhoun on April 4". American reports suggested the interview was highly edited. The Syrian army meanwhile issued a statement saying that the USA -led coalition attacked a position of the Islamic State group in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, killing hundreds of fighters and civilians, many of them from poisonous gas. (more...)
ISIS now controls less than 7% of Iraq: Army ISIS now controls less than 7% of Iraq: Army
- April 13, 2017

Daesh overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi have since retaken most of the territory they lost. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" in January, and Brig Gen Rasool said Iraqi forces have retaken more than half of the more densely populated western side. (more...)
G7 has no consensus on sanctions against Russia over Syria
- April 13, 2017

Thomas told reporters at the Pentagon that the increased emphasis on defensive measures to protect US troops on the ground in Syria led to a slight and temporary decline in offensive USA airstrikes against IS in Syria. "I think it is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", he said . The US has warned Damascus that further use of chemical weapons could bring fresh retaliation. (more...)
South African opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest
- April 13, 2017

At 74, Zuma's nearly seven years in office as South Africa's President has been littered with accusations of cronyism and cultivating inappropriate relations with wealthy business tycoons. Slain struggle stalwart Chris Hani's widow‚ Limpho‚ has denounced reports that she is against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma spent 10 years in the same Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was held, but his anti-apartheid record has been overshadowed by scandals, including the spending of millions of ... (more...)
Rapper Chief Keef arrested on DUI charge in Miami Beach Rapper Chief Keef arrested on DUI charge in Miami Beach
- April 13, 2017

After seeing officers, the man ran back to Cozart's vehicle and tried to get back in, but an officer held he and Cozart at stun-gunpoint. According to People , traffic cops pulled over Keef, who was driving a green Lamborghini McLaren, when they spotted his passenger, identified as Cortez McElrath, get out of the vehicle and started talking with people behind them in a grey Altima. (more...)
UP govt to take views of Muslim women on triple talaq issue UP govt to take views of Muslim women on triple talaq issue
- April 13, 2017

Multiple letters written to the Prime Minister by Muslim women demand that triple talaq be ended. The Centre on Monday urged the Supreme Court to declare the Islamic practices of triple talaq , nikah halala and polygamy inconsistent with Muslim women's fundamental right to life and dignity. (more...)
IAS officers transferred in Yogi Adityanath government's 1st reshuffle IAS officers transferred in Yogi Adityanath government's 1st reshuffle
- April 13, 2017

IAS officer Awanish Awasthi given additional charge of Sehgal's department. Sharma said the ambitious "Power for All" pact will be signed by Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on April 14 to meet the Centre's target of making the state energy efficient by 2018 and help in ensuring power in all UP villages before 2019. (more...)
Attorney General Tougher On Undocumented Immigrants
- April 13, 2017

And he made his focus clear: ramping up prosecution of nonviolent crimes committed by undocumented individuals. To that end, Sessions announced that each US attorney would be required to designate a point person on border security prosecutions by April 18. (more...)
Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, North Korea
- April 12, 2017

Speaking after the two-day summit at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said that Xi had agreed to increased cooperation in reining in North Korea's missile and nuclear programs - though he did not offer any new formula for cracking Pyongyang's defiant attitude. (more...)