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South China Sea remains a concern South China Sea remains a concern
- May 01, 2017

The Philippines was host of the 30th Asean Summit from April 26 to 29 in Manila . China embassy officials in Manila could not be reached and China's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to request for comment. "It's important ... because of the complex developments in the South China Sea , especially the reclamation and militarisation activities and all those unilateral actions", Minh told Reuters in an interview. (more...)
Rangers Take Game 4; Series Tied at 2 Rangers Take Game 4; Series Tied at 2
- May 01, 2017

And the Rangers took a 1-0 lead at 11:39 when defenseman Andrei Markov misplayed the puck at his feet in the right corner of the Canadiens' zone and Jesper Fast swooped in to deposit a backhander through Price's pads. Torrey Mitchell scored for Montreal and Carey Price made 30 saves. The Rangers . The offense gets going and Lundqvist from Game 1 returns to help the Rangers even the series in a key spot. (more...)
Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro
- May 01, 2017

The huge demonstration included thousands of government opponents who assembled and marched from 26 separate spots around the capital to the Libertador district. The court partly backtracked after an worldwide outcry, but the tension only increased when authorities slapped a political ban on opposition leader Henrique Capriles on April 7. (more...)
Venezuelans march in memory of those killed during protests Venezuelans march in memory of those killed during protests
- May 01, 2017

Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white are marching in a silent protest paying homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed. (more...)
"End the injustice!": Plea by Venezuelan official's son stirs nation
- May 01, 2017

When the court reverted its decision three days later, it was too late to stop the street protests . The swell of protests is the most violent seen in Venezuela since two months of anti-government demonstrations in 2014 that resulted in more than 40 deaths. (more...)
France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad
- May 01, 2017

Incumbent French President Francois Hollande urged voters to choose Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff to keep far-right leader Marine Le Pen out. Macron, an independent candidate who founded his party En Marche! While Le Pen has staked out an anti-immigration position, says Knight, even Macron opposes "wide open" immigration from Muslim-dominated countries. (more...)
Tour de Yorkshire 2017 stage one Tour de Yorkshire 2017 stage one
- May 01, 2017

This year's caravan has tripled in size and will include Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries, Virgin Trains, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Flybe, Aunt Bessie's, Mug Shot, Alzheimer's Society, the Tour Down Under, Welcome to Yorkshire, the Consulate of Pakistan, Lucy Pittaway, Fuel for School (The Real Junk Food Project), Harrogate Spring Water, Keelham Farm Shop (stage three only) and vintage Jowett cars. (more...)
Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs
- May 01, 2017

The process was interrupted by Saturday's blast in southern Aleppo which hit buses ferrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged regime-held towns, killing more than 100 people. They were evacuated Friday, along with more than 2,000 from Madaya, a town outside of Damascus which was besieged by government forces. The bomb reportedly went off at Rashidin, west of government-held Aleppo, around 15:30 local time (12:30 GMT) at the checkpoint where the handover was due to take place. (more...)
Russian Federation presses for Syria chemical attack investigation Russian Federation presses for Syria chemical attack investigation
- April 30, 2017

Following the handover of Syria's chemical weapons, the OPCW reportedly submitted further concerns to the UN Security Council but after intervention from Russian Federation in September 2015 the issue was allegedly dropped. Sergey Lavrov welcomed Damascus's willingness to let an OPCW mission inspect the Shayrat airfield and to create safe working conditions for the global experts. (more...)
Trump says 'big reforms' needed at UN Trump says 'big reforms' needed at UN
- April 30, 2017

She is doing a good job. Both Syria and North Korea have been the beneficiary of protection from permanent Security Council members who have shielded the two repressive states with their veto power. While Trump heaped praise on Haley, one of the loudest voices on foreign policy from his administration thus far, he also jokingly threatened to replace her if the other ambassadors in the room did not get along with her. (more...)
White House: Judge's sanctuary cities ruling a 'gift' to criminals White House: Judge's sanctuary cities ruling a 'gift' to criminals
- April 30, 2017

No. There are plenty of other options for the Trump administration. However, political experts said this ruling dealt a serious blow to the Trump administration. But Trump's order would not prevent sanctuary cities from receiving federal funds where mandated by law. Justice Department lawyers argued that the order never meant to withhold all federal funding from local jurisdictions. (more...)
Syria bus convoy blast: Death toll rises to 100, population transfer resumes Syria bus convoy blast: Death toll rises to 100, population transfer resumes
- April 30, 2017

The blast caused buses to shatter and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal reached between the regime and rebels. (more...)
TTV Dhinakaran to keep off party, but yet to quit post TTV Dhinakaran to keep off party, but yet to quit post
- April 30, 2017

Sasikala's political plans took a big hit when the Supreme Court in February sentenced her to jail for corruption. Today's hardened stand is seen as pressure ahead of talks between the two factions on the details of the re-merger, including who will be Chief Minister - Mr Palaniswamy or Mr Panneerselvam . (more...)
Two days before MCD poll verdict, AAP smells rat Two days before MCD poll verdict, AAP smells rat
- April 30, 2017

As per them BJP will win anything between 202-220 seats, AAP 23-35 and Congress 19-31. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and his wife voted at a polling station in Greater Kailash 2. ABP News , too, has forecast a big victory for BJP, with AAP a distant second. In total, the poll gives BJP 218 seats, AAP 24 and Congress 22. Like other recent elections, the BJP has handled the Delhi civic body polls with political precision, and is looking to return to power for a third consecutive term. (more...)
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...)