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Israel 'ready to strike Iranian bases in Syria' Israel 'ready to strike Iranian bases in Syria'
- April 18, 2018

Iran was outraged by the strike, and unlike its traditional downplaying of previous indirect incidents, openly acknowledged its losses and vowed to take revenge . "This opened a new period", the IDF officer added. The drone was downed by the Israeli Air Force. On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that the Iranian drone had been weaponized and was sent to attack Israel . (more...)
Iranian security forces martyred in cross-border attack on frontier with Pakistan Iranian security forces martyred in cross-border attack on frontier with Pakistan
- April 18, 2018

Earlier, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stated that it had repeatedly prevented attacks on the military checkpoints in the country's southeast and eliminated several terrorists. Security forces also frequently clash with drug traffickers in the province, which lies on a major smuggling route for Afghan opium and heroin. In April 2017, ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants in Mirjaveh. (more...)
McConnell blocks bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel McConnell blocks bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel
- April 18, 2018

Sens. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, Thom Tillis , a North Carolina Republican, and Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, introduced the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, which protects Mueller, including ensure that the special counsel can only be fired for "good cause" by a senior Justice Department official. (more...)
Kudlow: TPP Reconsideration More 'Thought' Than 'Policy' Kudlow: TPP Reconsideration More 'Thought' Than 'Policy'
- April 18, 2018

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow downplayed the possibility the United States would enter into negotiations to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, calling it more of a "thought than a policy" for now. Jonathan Fee, a Washington DC-based worldwide trade attorney with law firm Alston & Bird, calls the latest Trump statement "astounding", and admits he is "not too terribly hopeful" about a United States re-entry into TPP. (more...)
China Plans to Lift Ownership Restrictions for Carmakers China Plans to Lift Ownership Restrictions for Carmakers
- April 18, 2018

The move follows China's pledge reiterated by President Xi Jinping last week to open up sectors from banking to auto manufacturing amid trade disputes with the U.S. GM said last week the company's "growth in China is a result of working with our trusted joint venture partners". A senior General Motors executive said last week that even without ownership caps the US carmaker would not cut ties with local partner SAIC Motor Corp., adding GM would not be as successful in China on its own . (more...)
Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan granted permission to travel outside India Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan granted permission to travel outside India
- April 18, 2018

Either that or it could for his Da-Bangg Tour. Salman Khan was found guilty in 1998 blackbuck killing case. He was sentenced to five years in jail but returned to Mumbai after he was let out on a bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of Rs 25,000 each, defense counsel Mahesh Bora said. (more...)
BI arrests, frees Australian nun BI arrests, frees Australian nun
- April 18, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox was arrested April 16 by immigration authorities at her convent, where she serves as the Philippine superior of the worldwide Catholic congregation Sisters of Our Lady of Sion. Various groups staged a protest Tuesday, condemning Fox's arrest and calling for her immediate release. "The government is trying to intimidate individuals and groups who are in pursuit of social justice for the oppressed and the poor". (more...)
Abe, Trump discuss N.Korea, trade, abductees Abe, Trump discuss N.Korea, trade, abductees
- April 18, 2018

Trump and Abe's Tuesday afternoon meeting was set to be focused intently on North Korea before a formal welcoming ceremony on the Mar-a-Lago lawn. Matthew Pottinger, the National Security Council's senior director for Asian affairs disputed the notion that Japan was caught unaware by Trump's plans to sit down with Kim, but said this week's meetings were quickly scheduled after Trump accepted Kim's invitation to meet so that the two allies could discuss the summit. (more...)
14-year-old girl allegedly raped by relative in UP found pregnant 14-year-old girl allegedly raped by relative in UP found pregnant
- April 18, 2018

According to police, the incident took place at around 1.30am near Mandi Samiti gate on the Aliganj road. The accused identified as Sonu has been booked by the police under the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. (more...)
Los Alamitos votes to exempt itself from California's sanctuary state law Los Alamitos votes to exempt itself from California's sanctuary state law
- April 18, 2018

The board , which represents San Diego County and its unincorporated areas, directed the county attorney to file an amicus brief supporting the federal government's lawsuit against California. But Brown was clear that California troops will help go after drugs, guns and criminal gangs - not immigrants. San Diego County's approach differs from that of the Orange County supervisors, who voted last month to join the suit. (more...)
USA airlines' rights to fly over Russian Federation expire USA airlines' rights to fly over Russian Federation expire
- April 18, 2018

Every day, dozens of American flights cross Russian skies on their shortest and most lucrative routes to South Asia, but their permission to do so was due to run out at 7.59pm. In the interim, US carrier were making plans to reroute their flights, she said. Despite the imminent deadline, however, the United States spokeswoman held open the possibility of a last-minute arrangement. (more...)
King 'undecided' on Pompeo for secretary of state King 'undecided' on Pompeo for secretary of state
- April 18, 2018

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire on Tuesday became the latest member of the committee to announce her opposition, and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the committee, said after the hearing. Corker said he holds out hope that some Democrats will back Pompeo as a potentially good influence on an unpredictable president. At his confirmation hearing last week, senators pressed Pompeo to avoid becoming a "yes man" for Trump's foreign-policy impulses if he's ... (more...)
Merkel: You can be proud of your PM Merkel: You can be proud of your PM
- April 18, 2018

Puzzled when the reporter pressed for more, Ms Ardern turned to Ms Merkel and explained with a smile: "She (the reporter) wants to know if you found me likeable". Merkel and Ardern greeted each other very warmly and a smiling Merkel chatted happily as they walked into the Chancellery for a working lunch after the military guard. (more...)
White House considering additional sanctions on Russian Federation after Syria gas attack White House considering additional sanctions on Russian Federation after Syria gas attack
- April 18, 2018

The aim, she said, is "to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things". The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering additional economic sanctions on Russian Federation over Moscow's support of the Syrian government following a suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus, according to the White House . (more...)
Sacramento police release more video of Stephon Clark shooting Sacramento police release more video of Stephon Clark shooting
- April 18, 2018

The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) released more than 50 videos from body and dash cameras on Monday (April 16), providing a fuller picture of what unfolded in the March 18 police shooting that sparked protests across the United States. (more...)
PA medical marijuana in plant form PA medical marijuana in plant form
- April 18, 2018

Medical marijuana became available in Pennsylvania to registered patients in February. She said dry leaf will most likely be cheaper than other legal forms for patients. The Greens leader, a former drug and alcohol doctor, pointed to a recent poll showing 55 per cent of Australians believed cannabis should be regulated and taxed like alcohol or tobacco. (more...)
Arab forces must secure post-Isis peace, America tells Gulf allies Arab forces must secure post-Isis peace, America tells Gulf allies
- April 18, 2018

The US has asked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to contribute money and would also welcome the contribution of troops. Though it has a large army , Egypt is now preoccupied with fighting an entrenched ISIS affiliate in its Sinai peninsula and securing its chaotic border with Libya. (more...)
Follow the White House press briefing Follow the White House press briefing
- April 18, 2018

Asked by Stephanopoulos if President Donald Trump plans to act on his earlier announcement to end the US presence in Syria , Sanders said the United States has three objectives in Syria: Defeating ISIS, containing Iran, and ending the use of chemical weapons. (more...)
European Union defends Iran nuclear deal: no new sanctions European Union defends Iran nuclear deal: no new sanctions
- April 18, 2018

Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighboring Syria , including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. (more...)
ANC refuses to be drawn into debates about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ANC refuses to be drawn into debates about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
- April 18, 2018

Give us a sign Mama", said Malema.Ramaphosa, who delivered the eulogy, not only acknowledged some of the accusations levelled by Malema against the ANC but also apologised for the party having failed to honour the iconic political activist and long-time party member while she was still alive."She bandaged our wounds. (more...)

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