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Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California
- April 22, 2017

At a 3 p.m. press conference in Nashville, District Attorney Brent Cooper said, "There is more work to do to build a case for prosecution". A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago was found safe in California and the teacher was arrested, authorities said Thursday. (more...)
Erdogan slams worldwide critics of referendum result Erdogan slams worldwide critics of referendum result
- April 22, 2017

A protester gestures and chants slogans during a march at the Kadikoy district in Istanbul . Similar queues were also reported in front of an election board office in Istanbul . Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition HDP party has filed an appeal for the annulment of the referendum which will grant President Erdogan sweeping new powers, citing widespread violations. (more...)
How Trump's order on H-1B visas could affect Washington How Trump's order on H-1B visas could affect Washington
- April 22, 2017

Trump will also instruct the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that H-1B visas are not used to undercut United States workers and wages. The new order asks agencies to propose ideas to direct visas - which are now distributed by lottery - to the most skilled and highly paid applicants. (more...)
Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill
- April 22, 2017

The dispute is over a credit facility created in 2003, which gave the Australian Chevron subsidiary around $2.5 billion of loans. The decision may also have implications for a much larger $42 billion Chevron loan now in place, which has a similar structure to the loan challenged in the court case. (more...)
GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant
- April 22, 2017

GM also announced, "immediate cessation of its operations in the country", blaming the Venezuelan government for "irreparable damage" to the company's 2,678 workers and 79 dealers in the country. In July of previous year, the government said it would take a factory belonging to Kimberly-Clark Corp. after the US personal care giant said it was no longer possible to manufacture in the crisis-wracked nation due to a lack of materials. (more...)
May's Conservatives lead in latest election YouGov poll May's Conservatives lead in latest election YouGov poll
- April 22, 2017

Britain is now gearing up for its third general election in seven years, which comes less than a year after the divisive referendum that decided the United Kingdom would withdraw from the EU. The issue presents problems for Labour. They voted 522 to 13 to authorise an early poll, with Mrs May easily securing the support of two-thirds of MPs required to dissolve the parliament and bring the election forward from the scheduled date of 2020. (more...)
Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election
- April 22, 2017

MPs from across the political spectrum voted 522-13 for a return to the polls - well above the two-thirds majority required under British law. "There should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division", May said Tuesday, according to CNN . (more...)
Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies; served in Congress Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies; served in Congress
- April 22, 2017

The elder Hogan, 88, is a former USA congressman who represented Maryland's Fifth Congressional District from 1969 to 1975. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Lawrence Hogan died at Anne Arundel Medical Center following complications from a stroke. (more...)
Paris Jackson shares a photo with godfather Macaulay Culkin Paris Jackson shares a photo with godfather Macaulay Culkin
- April 22, 2017

The pair embraced for a sweet pic, which Jackson captioned with a bunny emoji. Paris Jackson stormed onto the scene recently when she started her modeling career and made public appearances. "Model? nah i paint hipsters toenails for a living", she captioned two side-by-side photos of herself painting Culkin's toes with a dark polish. Culkin has also been seen on Jackson's Instagram Stories. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn rules out backing second referendum on final Brexit deal
- April 22, 2017

Speaking at First Minister's Questions on Thursday, Sturgeon said: "The idea in this election that Labour is going to replace the Conservatives is frankly pie in the sky". On June 8, Britain will hold an election that will look, at first glance, much like any other British election. It's a rigged system set up by the wealth extractors for the wealth extractors. (more...)
Britain to head to the polls on 8 June
- April 22, 2017

Rather than Corbyn, the biggest challenge is likely to come from the Liberal Democrats, the pro-EU party that was nearly wiped out at the last election in 2015 after serving for five years in a coalition government led by May's predecessor. (more...)
On what we know about North Korea On what we know about North Korea
- April 22, 2017

The Chinese move came even as Russian Federation started mobilising its troops and equipment along its North Korea frontier, according to a video that surfaced on Thursday (20 April). "Whatever comes from the USA, we will cope with it". -South Korean installation, which is just outside the 2.5-mile wide (4 kilometers) DMZ. A day after North Korea said it would regularly test missiles, the United States military is considering shooting down the missile tests to pressure the country into ... (more...)
Trump says shooting in Paris looks like 'terrorist attack' Trump says shooting in Paris looks like 'terrorist attack'
- April 22, 2017

During his presidential campaign, Trump called the nuclear agreement "the worst deal ever negotiated", raising questions over whether he would rip it up once he took office. He said he has told Chinese President Xi Jinping they could get a much better trade deal if they "get rid of this menace" or otherwise help ease the situation in North Korea. (more...)
Afghanistan strike may boost Trump, send message to North Korea
- April 22, 2017

TRUMP: Everyone knows exactly what happened. Alternatively, with Trump's original playbook of "America First" - a phrase which originated with isolationists and Nazi sympathizers in the 1940s - the money spent on this one bomb could have helped American moms by easing Trump's proposed cuts in the after-school programs so critical for their children. (more...)
Paris attack: Prosecutors investigate gunman's terror links after shooting
- April 22, 2017

Although the attack left only one police officer and the killer dead, terror has been on the minds of the French for years. The killing of a policeman in Paris has disrupted the French presidential race, as the two front runners traded barbs over the bloodshed. (more...)
Political parties, civil society and religious organisations launch Freedom Movement Political parties, civil society and religious organisations launch Freedom Movement
- April 22, 2017

Mashele said the country should caution against becoming tired. "We can not afford to get exhausted", Mashele said. "When Zimbabweans got exhausted, Mugabe did not". "All this is done by a president who has been found by the Constitutional Court to have violated South Africa's Constitution". "Wherever we go, the elephant in the room is Zuma", he said. (more...)
North Korea threatens 'super-mighty' strike on U.S. North Korea threatens 'super-mighty' strike on U.S.
- April 22, 2017

Otherwise it risks its alliance with South Korea and Japan. White House officials, however, have stopped short of flatly saying that military action was being planned. Beijing has always been concerned about potential instability in North Korea should the regime in Pyongyang collapse, fearing both an influx of refugees and the potential of reunification under a South Korean government closely allied to the US. (more...)
China 'seriously concerned' over North Korea missile warnings China 'seriously concerned' over North Korea missile warnings
- April 22, 2017

He has sent a navy strike group towards the Korean Peninsula, and the United States and South Korea are moving ahead with the early deployment of a controversial missile defence system. The U.S. and its allies have for decades tried variations of that strategy without much success . A man walks in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il in central Pyongyang, North Korea . (more...)
Indonesia capital votes for governor after divisive campaign
- April 22, 2017

The allegations drew hundreds of thousands of conservative Muslims onto the streets of Jakarta in major protests a year ago, and led to Purnama - known by his nickname Ahok - being put on trial for blasphemy in a case critics see as politically motivated. (more...)
Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon meet to smooth tensions
- April 22, 2017

But while the National Security Council had a powerful role in the past when it came to making policy recommendations to the president, Trump had relied until now on his own close team of advisers, leading to Bannon's appointment to the NSC's principals committee. (more...)