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Analysts See US Military Response to N. Korea Nuclear Test as Unlikely
- April 22, 2017

It also has test-fired almost 30 missiles since previous year despite U.N. Security Council resolutions and sanctions banning it from using ballistic technology. The North also tried but failed to launch what US and South Korean officials said was a medium-range missile. Council members emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in northeast Asia and working "to reduce tensions in the Korean peninsula and beyond". (more...)
Paris attack to have 'big effect' on presidential poll, says Trump
- April 22, 2017

Police tape surrounded the quiet, middle-class neighbourhood and anxious neighbours expressed surprise at the searches. In one incident, Cheurfi served 10 years after firing on two plainclothes officers in 2001 as they attempted to arrest him in a stolen auto. (more...)
UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test
- April 22, 2017

Kim Jong Un, the current leader of North Korea, was the guest of honor at a grand concert hall in Pyongyang on Sunday for the full orchestral tribute to his late grandfather. United States military and intelligence analysis has remained the same for the last several weeks and concludes that North Korea is ready and capable of conducting an underground nuclear test at any time. (more...)
Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named
- April 22, 2017

In the next moment, a tall man in a light colored shirt runs by, pursued by the two Seattle police officers. The suspects fled, and one shot at police, who returned fire, she said. The other is satisfactory and doing well thanks to her bulletproof vest. "In this case, these two people, these two wonderful officers are going to be able to go home", Mayor Ed Murray said. (more...)
Charity worker returns to USA after being detained in Egypt
- April 22, 2017

Earlier this week a court acquitted Hijazi of charges of child abuse that were widely dismissed as bogus by human rights groups and USA officials. Human rights groups said the charges against them were not credible, and their hearing and trial dates were repeatedly canceled and postponed with no explanation. (more...)
Islamic State claims police slaying on Paris boulevard days before election Islamic State claims police slaying on Paris boulevard days before election
- April 22, 2017

He was later shot dead. Jugele was among the officers who responded to the gun-and-bomb attack on Paris' Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, among a wave of assaults that night. A man emerged from the auto and opened fire on the van with an "automatic weapon", killing one officer instantly, Brandet said. The Paris prosecutor's office said in a press conference that the gunman was known to authorities, but not on a watch list. (more...)
Paris shooting: Islamic State claims responsibility after policeman killed Paris shooting: Islamic State claims responsibility after policeman killed
- April 22, 2017

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility just a few hours after the attack. In a statement, the United Kingdom government said it "strongly condemns the appalling terrorist attack in Paris ". "Turkey and the Turkish people, who have been subjected to similar attacks many times, understand and share the suffering of the French people", read the statement issued on April 21. (more...)
Iraqi violinist holds concert in Mosul Iraqi violinist holds concert in Mosul
- April 22, 2017

When Iraqi government forces regained control of his district in January 2017, Mukdad, who had lived under IS rule for two years, moved to Baghdad. The hour-long concert was attended by 20 people and marked his first return to the city that was controlled by Islamic State. (more...)
Iran's Rouhani Deplores Trump for US Attack on Syria
- April 22, 2017

There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the U.N. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He said he would call on Russian Federation "to fulfill the obligation it made to the global community when it agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of the chemical weapons, and why Russian Federation has not been able to achieve that is ... (more...)
Len McCluskey Claims Victory In Unite Union General Secretary Election
- April 22, 2017

Sources said the move was linked to claims the Gerard Coyne campaign had used Labour Party data to contact members to see whether they would back him. Unite challenger Gerard Coyne, pictured last December, has been suspended from his post in the union. The result of the election will be formally declared next on April 28 alongside the executive council results, which have yet to be counted. (more...)
Known oldest person in world dies at 117 in Italy
- April 22, 2017

Emma Morano on her 117th birthday. Born on November 29, 1899 in Italy's Piedmont region, Morano reportedly credited her long life to great genes and an odd diet that included three eggs a day, of which two were eaten raw. In 2016, Morano made headlines for proclaiming that being single was the secret to her long life . She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living. (more...)
Paris Terror Attack Will 'Probably Help' Marine Le Pen in Election
- April 22, 2017

With her strong stance on Islam and terrorism, if any candidate will benefit from Thursday's attack, Le Pen is the likely option. The Socialist and previous centre-right administrations had "done everything to ensure that we lose" the fight, she said. (more...)
Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria
- April 22, 2017

In the call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson which "took place at U.S. initiative", Lavrov raised the probe proposal made by Russia and Iran at the global chemical arms watchdog, the OPCW, said the Russian foreign ministry. The ministry said the parties had agreed to launch a working group soon "to seek ways to get rid of irritants in bilateral relations". US President Donald Trump will "be forced to show his threats are without substance, or - worse - he will be forced to escalate", ... (more...)
Narendra Modi, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull holds delegation-level talks on development
- April 22, 2017

His predecessor Tony Abbott had visited India in September 2014 and this was followed by Prime Minister Modi's visit to Australia in November that year. The centrality of education to the bilateral relationship has not been lost with Australia being home to more than 60,000 Indian students. "We have good security cooperation on the maritime front", he added. (more...)
North Korean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor, says Donald Trump North Korean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor, says Donald Trump
- April 22, 2017

What kind of strike was that again? The moves are said to be part of an effort to "reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency". Ah. Reports this week suggested that Russian Federation was moving military hardware and troops to its border with North Korea in anticipation of a US attack on the reclusive country. (more...)
Eartth, Wind and Fire coming to PPG Paints Arena with Chic Eartth, Wind and Fire coming to PPG Paints Arena with Chic
- April 22, 2017

Both bands will travel across more than 20 North American cities this summer for the 2054 Tour. According to a joint release from the popular, legendary groups, a special guest, as-yet-unnamed guest DJ will be part of the show and each venue will have a specialized seating configuration towards the front to allow for dancing. (more...)
Gold Prices Remain High as French Election Nears
- April 22, 2017

The attack came just days after French authorities managed to stop a potentially large and catastrophic terrorist plot in the southern city of Marseille. The president also said that Le Pen's candidacy would be boosted after the fatal shooting of police officer in central Paris, which was claimed by Islamic State less than 72 hours ahead of the polls. (more...)
Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS Champs-Elysees gunman had long criminal record, praised IS
- April 22, 2017

France has lived under a state of emergency since 2015 and has suffered a spate of Islamist militant attacks mostly perpetrated by young men who grew up in France and Belgium and that have killed more than 230 people in the past two years. (more...)
Man responsible for Paris shootout was a French national
- April 22, 2017

Police identified the accused gunman , who was shot dead on Paris' famed Avenue des Champs-Élysées Thursday, as Karim Cheurfi - a 39-year-old French citizen who lived on the outskirts of the city. "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election", he said. Barack Obama spoke to Macron on Thursday about the "important upcoming presidential election in France", a spokesman for the former U.S. (more...)
Syria evacuees arrive in shelter near Aleppo Syria evacuees arrive in shelter near Aleppo
- April 22, 2017

A rebel fighter stands near buses carrying people evacuated from the two villages of Kefraya and FoahImage copyrightREUTERS Image caption Dozens of buses are being used in the evacuation The evacuees are meant to be transferred to rebel-held territory in Idlib province. (more...)