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Palestinian prisoners go on mass hunger strike
- April 22, 2017

Responding to Barghouti's hunger strike, Yisrael Katz, Israeli intelligence minister, described the Palestinian leader as a "despicable murderer" and called for the "death penalty for terrorists". The prisoners said in a statement that they would fast until Israel accepts a 13-item demands list, including visitation rights and access to telephones. (more...)
Kim Jong-un appears at massive Pyongyang parade
- April 22, 2017

As North Korea's only ally, China has come under unprecedented pressure in recent days to use its influence to persuade Kim not to risk conflict with a nuclear test or ballistic missile launch. "The missile blew up nearly immediately", Benham said. South Korean military officials said they believe the object was a new type of ICBM. During the parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, former president and founder of the country, the regime presented a hitherto unseen ... (more...)
TJ Oshie: Oshie scores twice, Caps even series with TOR
- April 22, 2017

He went to the net. Those moments in playoffs - I probably shouldn't let that puck get through me - and he made up for my mistake there, goes down and scores a goal". "You just kind of have to breathe through the whole thing", said Boyle. "A great job by our killers, desperation, obviously, a good job by Holtby". (more...)
US defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit
- April 22, 2017

Obama temporarily suspended military aid to Egypt following a bloody crackdown on Morsi's supporters. The Trump administration has proposed massive cuts to USA foreign aid, but has signaled that Egypt will continue to receive its $1.3 billion worth of annual military aid. (more...)
Donald Trump says Iran isn't meeting 'spirit' of 2015 nuclear deal
- April 22, 2017

Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal, President Donald Trump said, the latest in a flurry of mixed messages on the deal his administration has relayed in recent days. He criticized U.S. financial regulators that create obstacles for business projects as the country's business and state structures "have some suspicions that these projects and this work may be related to the Iran nuclear program". (more...)
In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia
- April 22, 2017

Pence will also meet Australian business executives in Sydney on Saturday, following similar meetings in Seoul, Tokyo, and Jakarta that have been thick with executives from Fortune 100 companies. Under the deal, the United States agreed to resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. (more...)
Topsy-turvy French election still has surprises in store
- April 22, 2017

The two men allegedly "intended to commit an attack on French soil in the very short term, which is to say in coming days", Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said during a brief news conference. Macron would win a head-to-head contest against National Front chief Le Pen, the poll showed. Security concerns took centre stage on Friday in the last days of France's tight presidential race as candidates defended their stance on the fight against terror in the wake of a shooting in Paris which ... (more...)
Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers back June 8 election Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers back June 8 election
- April 22, 2017

The Prime Minister easily cleared the hurdle needed under the Fixed Term Parliament Act to bring the poll forward from the scheduled date of 2020. Leaders of European Union states are due to adopt negotiating guidelines at an April 29 summit, and the bloc will prepare detailed plans for the talks with Britain by late May. (more...)
Mob attacks man accused of blasphemy in northern Pakistan Mob attacks man accused of blasphemy in northern Pakistan
- April 22, 2017

Witnesses detailed that the imam did not grant him permission to address the gathering, the man stood and began uttering began issuing blasphemous statements. The situation is still volatile, police said, as they attempted to cool down the mob and restore peace in the area. The Frontier Constabulary also reached the police station to maintain law and order, police said, adding that "3,000 to 4,000 people" were still present outside the police station. (more...)
Pyongyang marks founder's 105th birth anniversary, displays new missile Pyongyang marks founder's 105th birth anniversary, displays new missile
- April 22, 2017

President Donald Trump's tweets are adding fuel to a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea's vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. Tens of thousands descended on the streets of the capital as the nation marks the 1912 birth of Kim Il Sung, grandfather of Kim Jong Un. Other military hardware at the parade included tanks, multiple rocket launchers and artillery guns, as well as a solid-fuel missile created to be fired from ... (more...)
Australian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom Australian visa move unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom
- April 22, 2017

Minerals Council of Australia chief executive Brendan Pearson said the mining industry's use of temporary skilled migration had declined by almost 70 per cent over the past three years as skills shortages eased. People now on a 457 Visa, which lasts for four years, will be exempt from the new regulations. During a news conference in Canberra, Mr Turnbull told reporters: "We are bringing the 457 visa class to an end. (more...)
Parliament approves Prime Minister Theresa May's General Election call
- April 22, 2017

There were also a number of abstentions. European Union officials say Britain's surprise election will not interrupt the bloc's preparations for Brexit talks - though they will slightly delay the start of negotiations. May had repeatedly ruled out seeking to hold a snap election. Mr Flanagan said: "This announcement does not change the Government's commitment to ensuring the best possible outcome for Ireland in the upcoming Brexit negotiations where we will negotiate from a position of ... (more...)
Russia Blocks Security Council Statement on North Korea
- April 22, 2017

It was not immediately clear what he was referring to. Colbert asked. "I mean, they were authentic and drew people of all ages, so we know it wasn't Pepsi". North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Washington takes military action against it. (more...)
Manus Island gunfire 'sparked by fears over boy'
- April 22, 2017

Mr Dutton on Thursday raised the possibility that fears over a five-year-old local boy who was allegedly led into the Australian-run facility sparked the fighting, which resulted in PNG soldiers and police firing up to 100 gunshots. Fairfax Media did not receive a response from Mr Dutton's office before deadline. Further comment has been sought from the Minister. "It's a big lie", he said. (more...)
Theresa May's call for early election 'cheap opportunism'
- April 22, 2017

She continues to oppose Brexit. Currently, the Conservative Party has a narrow majority of 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. Can Brexit be finished in two years? But the Tories said the Labour leader's comments were "a massive own goal". (more...)
Unite leadership candidate suspended from job
- April 22, 2017

The result comes after Mr Coyne was suspended by Unite and after a former trade union chief likened the leadership contest to "something that might go on in North Korea". "They can only suspend him as a union official", a leading Coyne supporter told Sky News . The latest shock move in an election battle that has become a soap opera, with smears directed against both candidates and allegations of dirty tricks, was announced by Mr Coyne's spokesman. (more...)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn launches election campaign with extraordinary "rigged systems" rant
- April 22, 2017

At yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) Corbyn did not raise the issue of Brexit. "Primarily, it's about getting and retaining tariff-free access to the European market". Controversial business figures like Mike Ashley of Sports Direct, Sir Philip Green, Southern Rail and tax-avoiding multinationals should be "worried" about the prospect of a Labour government, said Mr Corbyn. (more...)
Russian Federation decries 'phantom complaints' of gay persecution in Chechnya Russian Federation decries 'phantom complaints' of gay persecution in Chechnya
- April 22, 2017

Ramzan Kadyrov , head of the Chechen Republic, threatened to rid the area of homosexuality "by Ramadan". "Gays in Chechnya and the North Caucasus are in lethal danger", Igor Kochetkov, director of the Russian LGBT Network, told the Times . (more...)
Two policemen killed in Paris shooting Two policemen killed in Paris shooting
- April 22, 2017

French newspaper Le Parisien named the attacker as Karim C, who used the alias "Abu Yousuf the Belgian", and reportedly made threats to kill police using the social media app Telegram, an instant messaging service. Witness Ogur Yilmaz told Eleanor he was leaving a cafe when he heard "two or three shots" and saw people fleeing. We ran. I really didn't understand what was happening, we moved down the street, police told us to move down further. (more...)
Rachael Leigh Cook Continues to Wage War on Drugs in New PSA Rachael Leigh Cook Continues to Wage War on Drugs in New PSA
- April 22, 2017

However some Americans will remember Cook from an anti drugs PSA campaign that ran in the 90s. Now actress Rachel Leigh Cook is back with another egg-based ad, two decades after that famous public service message flooded the airwaves. With description from Cook, we see the brown egg being sentenced to prison and once he is released, the discrimination and stigma in many aspects of his life. (more...)