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Congress averts government shutdown, votes for weeklong extension Congress averts government shutdown, votes for weeklong extension
- Апреля 30, 2017

But Republican leaders scrapped that vote after failing to round up enough support from more moderate Republicans, who opposed or remained undecided about some of the revamped health legislation's provisions. Only 200 Republicans ended up voting for the short-term continuing resolution - 16 votes short of the simple majority required to pass the bill. And it's likely Democrats will get their way because the Senate needs 60 votes to pass the spending bill - meaning Republicans need their ... (more...)
Syria urges United Nations to hold responsible those behind deadly bus attack Syria urges United Nations to hold responsible those behind deadly bus attack
- Апреля 30, 2017

The death toll of the deadly bombing that rocked the convoy of Shiite evacuees in northern Syria rose to 112, a monitor group reported on Sunday. Footage on state TV showed bodies lying next to charred buses with their windows blown out, and vehicles in flames. (more...)
Arkansas denies man gulped for air during 1 of 2 executions Arkansas denies man gulped for air during 1 of 2 executions
- Апреля 30, 2017

Williams argued that he would likely experience severe pain during the execution because of his medical conditions, and that the lethal injection amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Williams was sent to death row for the 1994 rape and killing of 22-year-old Stacy Errickson, whom he kidnapped from a gas station in central Arkansas. (more...)
Venezuelan opposition plans more protests against Maduro
- Апреля 30, 2017

Capriles said that one of the fundamental requirements for the opposition to abandon street protests is for the democratically-elected government of Maduro to schedule general elections despite the fact the Maduro's term does not end until 2019 and that it runs contrary to what is established in the country's constitution. (more...)
EU Member States' Leaders 'Unanimously' Adopt Guidelines for Brexit Talks - Tusk
- Апреля 30, 2017

The 27 leaders, who are meeting at a summit in Brussels, took less than 15 minutes to endorse draft guidelines which were issued on 31 March . European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said May had repeatedly urged him to be "patient" when they had dinner in London this week, but said Britain now needed to get serious about the talks. (more...)
Le Pen's Election Bib Threatened
- Апреля 30, 2017

Over the past six years, Le Pen's rebranded "party of patriots" has been propelled by the anti-globalisation, anti-establishment fury that drove Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's election in the United States. X or Y is going to be prime minister, what matters is her project. Macron claims to be neither left nor right, but centrist, and in favor of improving France's economic situation. (more...)
House delays Obamacare vote, denying Trump 100-day win House delays Obamacare vote, denying Trump 100-day win
- Апреля 30, 2017

The Senate sent the measure to Trump for his signature by voice vote after the House approved it easily on a 382-30 vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the stopgap bill, which kept funding at current levels, "will carry us through next week so that a bipartisan agreement can be reached". (more...)
Fake media failed to acknowledge achievement in my tenure, says Donald Trump Fake media failed to acknowledge achievement in my tenure, says Donald Trump
- Апреля 30, 2017

Trump visited a tool manufacturing company in Harrisburg where signed two executive orders - one directing the Commerce Department and the USA trade representative to conduct a review of existing US global trade and investment agreements and another creating the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing. (more...)
White House calls Pentagon decision to probe Flynn appropriate White House calls Pentagon decision to probe Flynn appropriate
- Апреля 30, 2017

Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner, has argued that the retired general met requirements for his trip to Russian Federation by briefing the Defense Intelligence Agency, from which he retired in 2014, before and after that trip. The committee's inquiry is one of several congressional investigations into Flynn's contacts with foreign officials before and during his brief stint as Trump's top national security aide. (more...)
US service member killed outside Mosul, Iraq US service member killed outside Mosul, Iraq
- Апреля 30, 2017

Mosul is in Iraq's second-largest city and was overrun by ISIS fighters in June 2014 during the terrorist group's land grab across parts of north and central Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraqi authorities relieved general Ali al-Lami, the commander of the federal police's 5th Battalion, of his duties over "security breaches" in Mosul's Old City, according to police officer Ahmed al-Jabouri. (more...)
Vettel takes pole position for Russian Grand Prix Vettel takes pole position for Russian Grand Prix
- Апреля 30, 2017

Vettel seemed surprised by Ferrari's competitiveness in Sochi, and even suggested after Friday's practice that Mercedes had been deliberately concealing its true pace. "It was a bit more tricky, but I was in thereabouts, I just tried to get it back in the last corner but it obviously wasn't enough". Lance Stroll will be buoyed to get through a session without any problems and he ended the session in 11th, with his teammate, Felipe Massa, getting his Williams vehicle into an impressive ... (more...)
2 top military officials in Afghanistan resign after Taliban attack 2 top military officials in Afghanistan resign after Taliban attack
- Апреля 30, 2017

The Defense Ministry said that more than 100 military personnel were killed or injured in the attack, but officials in Kabul told RFE/RL that more than 130 had been killed. According to reports , as many as 10 Taliban gunmen stormed the base where Afghan soldiers were leaving a mosque after Friday prayers. The resignations come three days after Taliban insurgents stormed a military compound in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province. (more...)
Old guard rallies around newcomer Macron for French run-off
- Апреля 30, 2017

In the French election, the campaign of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was closely followed as it was in the same fiercely nationalist and separatist tradition as that of Trump in the USA and Brexit in the UK. Soon after, numerous leftist politicians began backing Jospin, who eventually won 82 percent of the vote in a landslide victory. Macron led Sunday's first round, taking 24.01 per cent of the vote while Le Pen garnered 21.30 per cent. (more...)
Pot support at all time high Pot support at all time high
- Апреля 30, 2017

According to CBS , the poll has seen a steady annual increase in support for legalization since as far back as 1979, during which year the figure was just 27 percent. The program is without challenges. Enform says all levels of government should work together to harmonize their regulations and, until there is a standard test to detect marijuana impairment within legal limits, maintain a national ban on the use and sale of marijuana at or near the workplace. (more...)
France calls for firm reaction after North Korea's missile test France calls for firm reaction after North Korea's missile test
- Апреля 30, 2017

Although this language is not necessarily taken seriously as North Korea has made a habit out of making these kind of statements , Kim Jong-un is thought to be both unpredictable and potentially unstable. Seoul's presidential Blue House said Sunday that White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster confirmed that the USA will not be seeking money for the system. (more...)
Pressure on North Korea ratcheted up amid nuclear test possibility
- Апреля 30, 2017

US NAVY ships crowded the Korean peninsula yesterday but Pyongyang did not rise to the bait. They are capable of precision strikes against North Korea's nuclear facilities, but the South Korean Navy called the visit "routine" and said the submarine would not take part in any joint exercises. (more...)
Trump says North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test Trump says North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test
- Апреля 30, 2017

USA officials caution against gloating over failures, noting that North Korea learns something from each launch and is making faster-than-expected progress toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the US mainland. (more...)
Pence: US Won't Rest until North.Korea Gives up Nuclear Weapons Pence: US Won't Rest until North.Korea Gives up Nuclear Weapons
- Апреля 30, 2017

Instead, he talked about his dad, who fought in the Korean War, and had a Bronze Star for heroism pinned to his chest this week in 1953, using the story to illustrate the commitment Americans have to South Korea. Trump has said he's willing to make trade and economic concessions to China in return for its help with North Korea. "And that's a terrible outcome, obviously, for everyone, including the innocent North Koreans who are just held as prisoners of his regime", Stewart said. (more...)
UN Security Council to discuss North Korea nuclear program
- Апреля 30, 2017

The latest test came as US officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N.in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy challenge. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile development could lead to "catastrophic consequences" while China and Russian Federation rebuke Washington for its threat of force. (more...)
National Hockey League roundup: Capitals eliminate Maple Leafs National Hockey League roundup: Capitals eliminate Maple Leafs
- Апреля 30, 2017

Not only did it bounce right into the danger area right in front of the bench, it went to the Maple Leafs' leading scorer in Auston Matthews . The top pick at the 2016 draft became available to the USA after the Leafs were eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in six games at the hands of the Washington Capitals. (more...)

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