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Defeated first-round candidate Dupont-Aignan endorses Le Pen for French president Defeated first-round candidate Dupont-Aignan endorses Le Pen for French president
- April 30, 2017

M - The interim leader that Marine Le Pen chose to run her far-right party while she ran for the presidency has been forced to step down because he praised a Holocaust denier and expressed doubt that the Nazis used poison gas to murder Jews, NYTimes reported. (more...)
Indonesia police thwart plan by hardline Muslims to guard poll stations Indonesia police thwart plan by hardline Muslims to guard poll stations
- April 30, 2017

Although Purnama apologised for passing offending remarks, he denied committing blasphemy. His troubles began in September when he lightheartedly said in a speech that his rivals were tricking people into voting against him by using a Koranic verse, which some interpret as meaning Muslims should only choose Muslim leaders. (more...)
Turkey 'blocks access' to Wikipedia
- April 30, 2017

The first named thousands of civil servants to be dismissed, including almost 500 academics and more than 1,000 Turkish military personnel. "In radio and television broadcasting services, such programmes in which people are introduced to find a friend. (more...)
Joshua, Klitschko ready to rumble Joshua, Klitschko ready to rumble
- April 30, 2017

Joshua is not Samuel Peter, he's an Olympic gold medallist, not simply a fighter looking to find that one big shot. Lennox Lewis, the last Briton to hold two versions of the world heavyweight titles in 2002, believes Joshua will prevail. (more...)
Pope Francis set to pray with Egypt's Christians
- April 30, 2017

But Pope Francis refused to disclose what he had talked about with the Egyptian leader. Manal George, who had come from a Cairo middle-class neighbourhood with her nephew to attend the mass, said the pope's visit brought much-needed cheer to Egypt's Christians. (more...)
India,Britain draw 2-2 in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup clash India,Britain draw 2-2 in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup clash
- April 30, 2017

In the 30th minute, on India's fourth penalty corner, New Zealand defended stoutly as Sardar Singh picked up the ball behind Harmanpreet and tried to keep up the pressure by flicking the ball into the scoring zone. India had multiple chances in the final quarter of the match to increase their lead but Harmanpreet and Rupinder Pal Singh failed to convert their respective penalty corners and won the match 3-0. (more...)
Woman shot by armed officers as police foil active terror plot
- April 30, 2017

A woman in her 20s who was shot during the swoop remains under police guard after being taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition. "Her condition is serious but stable". Britain's official threat from worldwide terrorism stands at the second-highest level, " severe ", meaning an attack is highly likely. It was revealed last month that security services have thwarted 13 potential attacks in less than four years. (more...)
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
- April 30, 2017

The goal is to raise awareness levels in all motorists that motorcyclists are returning to the roads and highways in greater numbers. From 2015 to 2016, Texas motorcycle fatalities increased from 464 to 493 (6 percent), and crashes resulting in seriously injured motorcyclists increased from 1,902 to 2,006 (5 percent), officials added. (more...)
Donald Trump Publicly Jokes About Firing Nikki Haley... To Nikki Haley Donald Trump Publicly Jokes About Firing Nikki Haley... To Nikki Haley
- April 30, 2017

Haley's outspokenness has been all the more remarkable given her zero experience in foreign policy before getting this job, and her habit of surrounding herself with Palmetto State political advisers rather than worldwide affairs experts. South Korean and USA officials have feared for some time that a sixth North Korean nuclear test could be imminent and speculation has grown that this, or another missile test, could coincide with the 85th anniversary of the foundation of North Korea's army ... (more...)
Venezuela death toll soars to 20 in weeks of protests Venezuela death toll soars to 20 in weeks of protests
- April 30, 2017

More than 20 people were taken to the hospital amid anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital, Caracas , the country's National Assembly deputy Jose Manuel Olivares said . The court walked back the measure after worldwide condemnation, but Maduro's government further fueled the protests by barring the opposition's most popular politician, Henrique Capriles, from holding office for 15 years. (more...)
Duterte urges Trump back away from standoff Duterte urges Trump back away from standoff
- April 30, 2017

With Brunei joining the regional bloc in 1984, Vietnam in 1995, Laos and Myanmar in 1997, and Cambodia in 1999, ASEAN is now a 10-member organization with a combined population of around 630 million, a combined GDP of up to around 2.5 trillion USA dollars. (more...)
North Korea threatens to sink U.S. carrier; China urges restraint North Korea threatens to sink U.S. carrier; China urges restraint
- April 30, 2017

Large components of the U.S. THAAD system began landing in South Korea early last month , under an agreement that was reached last July. South Korea's Yonhap news agency says six launchers, some intercept missiles and at least one radar have been deployed. (more...)
North Korea ignores Trump, conducts 'massive fire drill' North Korea ignores Trump, conducts 'massive fire drill'
- April 30, 2017

Separately, South Korea's Navy said it was conducting a live-fire exercise with U.S. destroyers in the waters west of the Korean Peninsula and would soon join the carrier strike group approaching the region. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable", Trump told a meeting with the 15 U.N. Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russian Federation, at the White House. (more...)
AIADMK merger: O. Panneerselvam wants proof of Sasikala, Dinakaran ouster AIADMK merger: O. Panneerselvam wants proof of Sasikala, Dinakaran ouster
- April 30, 2017

However, in a development this week, a merger is on the cards after Chief Minister EK Palaniswami's camp held an impromptu meeting to discuss the political situation. Around 13 ministers of Tamil Nadu chose to hold a marathon meeting, continuing the thread of discussion regarding a merger of EPS and OPS. Palaniswami, 62, became the chief minister in February after he was propped up as the leader by then AIADMK general secretary Sasikala, just before she was sent to jail. (more...)
Gorsuch asks his first questions from Supreme Court bench Gorsuch asks his first questions from Supreme Court bench
- April 30, 2017

Roberts issued the standard welcome for new justices, wishing Gorsuch "a long and happy career in our common calling ". He responded with a thanks for the "warm welcome". In the second case, which centered on whether someone intervening in a lawsuit must have standing, the two exchanged several glances and grins. During oral argument in a securities case that afternoon, Gorsuch brought up similar concerns. (more...)
Arkansas Double Execution Of Marcel Williams And Jack Jones Highlights Gruesome Details Arkansas Double Execution Of Marcel Williams And Jack Jones Highlights Gruesome Details
- April 30, 2017

Three weeks after Williams was convicted for the murder in 1998 of Dominique Hurd, a University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff cheerleader, Williams escaped from prison in 1999 and fled to Missouri. Six others were set to be executed along with Jones and Williams in the span of 11 days, though a court has ordered a stay of execution for four of the eight inmates. (more...)
Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US
- April 30, 2017

Institute of Peace, a non-partisan think tank, said the attack on the al-Shayrat airbase told Moscow: "We are back on stage". The U.S. accuses Assad of deliberately launching the attack. " If we can make sure the members of the expert team are unbiased and professional, we are sure that the results of the investigation will be objective, and those who are guilty of this act will have to be held responsible ", Lavrov stated. (more...)
Donald Trump on being president: 'I thought it would be easier' Donald Trump on being president: 'I thought it would be easier'
- April 30, 2017

Mr. Trump has reversed a generation-old trend toward openness, becoming the first president in modern times to hide his tax returns and scrapping an Obama-era policy of publishing a list of White House visitors. In addition, the president imposed sanctions on Syria for its use of chemical weapons against its civilians and Iran for violating an worldwide agreement to restrict its ballistic missile programs. (more...)
Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94 Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94
- April 30, 2017

According to a previous statement by the USA military, the MOAB attack was targeted at a tunnel complex in the remote eastern Nangarhar province near the border with Pakistan where ISIS militants are known to be based. It was United States command in Afghanistan and Gen. Nicholson who made the decision. Achin resident Mohammad Hakim, voiced his approval for the strike, saying: "We are very happy and these kinds of bombs should be used in future as well, so Daesh [Islamic State] is ... (more...)
Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare' Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
- April 30, 2017

The failed Republican legislation would have gutted Medicaid, drawing back on its expansion under the ACA as well as allowing states to block-grant the insurance program for the poor. Also, it would be up to the states or private accrediting entities to police insurers' adherence to the 20 percent rule. The federal government continues to make payments to insurers while the Republicans' lawsuit, filed against the Obama administration, is in limbo. (more...)