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USA deeply concerned about Turkey's airstrikes in Syria, Iraq USA deeply concerned about Turkey's airstrikes in Syria, Iraq
- April 30, 2017

Kurdish outrage erupted after Turkish bombers struck Kurdish fighters in Iraq's Sinjar province and northeast Syria on Tuesday and killed at least 20. A series of Turkish airstrikes against US allies in Syria and Iraq has provoked deep concern in Washington, CNN reports . Adding to the USA frustration, Dorrian said Turkey had provided only general information ahead of time about where the strikes would occur and who they would target. (more...)
Tensions build up between US, Russia over Syria strikes Tensions build up between US, Russia over Syria strikes
- April 30, 2017

Russia , Iran , and Syria issued a warning this Friday towards the U.S.in response to the chemical attacks launched last week in the region. After their trilateral meeting, the three countries said the United States attack was an act of aggression and called for independent investigations into the chemical incident and also into the U.S. (more...)
Dilip Pandey quits, Gopal Rai will be new Delhi AAP convenor Dilip Pandey quits, Gopal Rai will be new Delhi AAP convenor
- April 30, 2017

The Delhi results - the byelection to Rajouri Garden Assembly seat and civic elections - have emboldened some of the leaders to air their opinion. Advocating the need for radical reforms within the party Kumar Vishwas said the question of change of leadership will also be discussed in the party. (more...)
Trump signs executive order scrutinizing skilled immigrant visas Trump signs executive order scrutinizing skilled immigrant visas
- April 30, 2017

Not yet, since there is no direct action to that effect in the order , but there is an invitation for reform proposals from United States agencies in view of the programme. "Right now, widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers of all backgrounds to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries", Mr Trump said. (more...)
Trump Responds To North Korea's Latest Ballistic Missile Test
- April 30, 2017

Moon has advocated a more moderate policy on the North and been critical of the deployment of an advanced US missile defence system in the South meant to counter North Korea's missile threat, which China also strongly objects to. He said that because China accounted for 90 percent of North Korean trade, its role was particularly important. North Korea has experienced a string of failed missile tests. (more...)
Trump Responds To White House Correspondents' Dinner With His Typical Low Blows Trump Responds To White House Correspondents' Dinner With His Typical Low Blows
- April 30, 2017

Mason said the media can not ignore the rhetoric from the president about who they are and what they do. Tegan, of the pop duo Tegan and Sara, she said the president's frequent attacks on the media have only heightened the need for a strong free press. (more...)
Government Shutdown Averted by Trump's Retreat on Border Wall Issue Government Shutdown Averted by Trump's Retreat on Border Wall Issue
- April 30, 2017

The measure would give Republican and Democratic lawmakers an additional week to work out differences on about $1 trillion in funding for the government through September 30, the end of the current fiscal year. "Let's see how the White House deals with the next day or so", the member said. So not only is Trump not getting Mexico to pay for his wall, and now not shutting government down to get the US taxpayers to pay for his wall, but he is also chasing a pipe dream of a solution that isn't ... (more...)
Woman Shot after Anti Terror Raid in North London Woman Shot after Anti Terror Raid in North London
- April 30, 2017

A 20-year-old man was also arrested near the address. The woman in her twenties was shot after officers entered an address in North West London, the Metropolitan Police, responsible for the Greater London area, said in a statement. Police said Friday she was the subject of an ongoing investigation. A terror suspect arrested in Whitehall on Thursday has been named as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali. (more...)
Russia, Syria and Iran warn United States against further strikes Russia, Syria and Iran warn United States against further strikes
- April 30, 2017

Lavrov said he emphasized the need for a wide-ranging OPCW probe during Wednesday's talks in Moscow with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, suggesting that Western nations, Russian Federation and some regional powers could dispatch additional experts to join the investigation. (more...)
Arkansas Sidesteps Legal Wrangling, Executes First in List of Inmates Arkansas Sidesteps Legal Wrangling, Executes First in List of Inmates
- April 30, 2017

He made no final statement and did not show signs of suffering as his execution was carried out, according to the Associated Press . A vigil took place outside Arkansas Gov. McKesson said it was disappointed in the court's ruling. "We believe we have done all we can do at this time to recover our product", the company's statement said. (more...)
EU foreign ministers assess way ahead for Turkey relations EU foreign ministers assess way ahead for Turkey relations
- April 30, 2017

U.S. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey views the YPG and other PKK-affiliated groups as terrorists. He said the US wants the SDF to focus on liberating the IS-held town of Tabqa and the extremist group's de facto capital, Raqqa, "and not be drawn into conflicts elsewhere". (more...)
Southeast Asian leaders meet with lawmakers Southeast Asian leaders meet with lawmakers
- April 30, 2017

During the recently held news conference after the ASEAN summit in Manila , Duterte explained that Kim is putting the earth on the edge and will not spare anyone. China has long argued that the territorial disputes have nothing to do with its relationship with ASEAN and should be settled through bilateral talks. (more...)
Trump Jokes About Firing Nikki Haley Trump Jokes About Firing Nikki Haley
- April 30, 2017

Ambassadors from 15 countries, who are members of the UN Security Council, along with their spouses had a luncheon with Trump. 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 global affairs experts. (more...)
READY: US aircraft carrier starts drill with South Korean navy
- April 30, 2017

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a US supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. (more...)
IPL: Punjab trounce Delhi by 10 wickets IPL: Punjab trounce Delhi by 10 wickets
- April 30, 2017

With 6 points Punjab are placed at sixth place of the points table while Delhi are placed at the bottom of the table with 4 points. Sandeep Sharma , the pick of the bowlers, was superb. Daredevils' lowest tally also tied the third-lowest in IPL. 73 Number of balls remaining when Kings XI Punjab won the match - third biggest win in terms of balls in the IPL. (more...)
Congress averts government shutdown, votes for weeklong extension Congress averts government shutdown, votes for weeklong extension
- April 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
- April 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
- April 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 Venezuelan opposition plans more protests against Maduro
- April 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 EU Member States' Leaders 'Unanimously' Adopt Guidelines for Brexit Talks - Tusk
- April 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...)