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Three Killed at Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela Three Killed at Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela
- April 23, 2017

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said via Twitter on Wednesday that he had directed his country's exterior ministry to ask the UN Secretary General to address what he called the "worrying militarization of Venezuelan society". The dealership had been seeking damages from GM of 476 million bolivars - about $665 million at the official exchange rate, or $115 million on the black market where many Venezuelans are forced to turn to sell their increasingly worthless currency. (more...)
Lucas explains how season-long training focus paid off against West Brom Lucas explains how season-long training focus paid off against West Brom
- April 23, 2017

Simon Mignolet, who produced a couple of outstanding saves at the bet365 Stadium, made another vital intervention by denying Matt Phillips as the winger broke through on goal with 10 minutes remaining. Several times in the dying minutes Mignolet resorted to punching clear high West Brom set-pieces or deliveries. If you asked me before the game I would have said that was my favourite result because I know how strong West Brom are and how hard they are to play. (more...)
That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South
- April 23, 2017

President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday denied being misleading about a US carrier strike group's push toward the Korean peninsula, saying it never gave an arrival date and that the ships were still on their way. The Point Loma headquarters of the Third Fleet continues to exert operational control over the Vinson carrier strike group, with PACOM overseeing Third Fleet. (more...)
US Vice-Prez Mike Pence pledges to strengthen security ties with Indonesia US Vice-Prez Mike Pence pledges to strengthen security ties with Indonesia
- April 23, 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. The fall-out has strained the typically cosy alliance between the United States and Australia. "That has been very disappointing from Australia's point of view", Moshirian said. (more...)
Masked men attack activists in Israeli rights group clip Masked men attack activists in Israeli rights group clip
- April 23, 2017

Reports said four Palestinians were hit by Israeli army rubber-coated metal bullets after soldiers opened fire at the Palestinian civilians who were trying to protect their village from the extremists settlers. For years, there has been a wave of "price tag" attacks - a euphemism for Jewish nationalist-motivated violences targeting Palestinians and Arab Israelis and their property, as well as Muslim and Christian holy sites. (more...)
Afghan 'mother of all bombs' toll rises to 94 Afghan 'mother of all bombs' toll rises to 94
- April 23, 2017

The BLU-82 was used multiple times in the early stages of the war in Afghanistan when U.S. forces were closing on Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Tora Bora on the Afghan-Pakistan border. "However, I believe the use of the MOAB is to tell the Russians and others that the USA is prepared to hit hard, just like in Syria". Another Afghan man, 46-year-old Abdul, who lives 3 kilometers from the site, described the thick cloud of dust that formed after the deafening blast. (more...)
O'Reilly 'disheartened' over Fox departure 'due to completely unfounded claims' O'Reilly 'disheartened' over Fox departure 'due to completely unfounded claims'
- April 23, 2017

FILE - This Oct. 13, 2012 file photo shows Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly at the Comedy Central "Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs" at the Beacon Theatre in NY. O'Reilly still seemed to be at the peak of his popularity and prestige only three weeks ago. His popularity, in turn, helped drive Fox News to record ratings and profits. (more...)
Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical attack probe
- April 23, 2017

But any expectations of an easy rapport have crashed into reality as the two countries trade escalating accusations over what happened last week in rebel-held territory in northern Syria. Safronkov said Russian Federation has proposed an independent worldwide mission sent by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to visit Khan Sheikhoun and the Shairat airbase for investigations. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief: Trump has been 'very consistent' in support of alliance North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief: Trump has been 'very consistent' in support of alliance
- April 23, 2017

This week, Trump also decided that the Chinese are no longer currency manipulators, low-interest rates are good, he may keep Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve, he supports the Export-Import Bank and he thinks President Barack Obama should have launched a strike against Syria in 2013 ― all reversals of what he said during the campaign. (more...)
Iraqi Warplanes Target Convoy of Daesh Fuel Tankers in Mosul Iraqi Warplanes Target Convoy of Daesh Fuel Tankers in Mosul
- April 23, 2017

That is down from more than 40 per cent at its height. The terrorist group still controls the towns of Qaim, Tal Afar and Hawija in Iraq, as well as Raqqa, in Syria, which serves as its de-facto capital. John Dorrian said at the news conference. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been displaced, and many have been unable to return even after the fighting because of demolished infrastructure and the lingering threat of attacks. (more...)
ITF launch Nastase investigation after Serena Williams comments ITF launch Nastase investigation after Serena Williams comments
- April 23, 2017

Romania player Simona Halep spoke to the crowd during the suspension to try to calm the situation down. After being appointed Romania's Fed Cup captain in October, Nastase made unsubstantiated allegations of doping against Williams, based entirely on her physique. (more...)
VP Jahangiri says Iran, Georgia are 'politically determined' to expand ties VP Jahangiri says Iran, Georgia are 'politically determined' to expand ties
- April 23, 2017

He also said the two countries share many commonalities and have common stance on many worldwide issues. Besides, two MoUs were signed between the private sectors of the two countries over establishing a refinery and a tile manufacturing company in Georgia. (more...)
Spicer apologises for 'reprehensible' Holocaust comments Spicer apologises for 'reprehensible' Holocaust comments
- April 23, 2017

Spicer has been at the centre of a growing firestorm since he at his daily press briefing on Tuesday made series of "jaw-dropping" comments in an attempt to compare Assad and Hitler regarding their use of chemical weapons , according to the report. (more...)
EPA chief to tour lead-contaminated IN housing complex EPA chief to tour lead-contaminated IN housing complex
- April 23, 2017

Administrator Pruitt has been the main proponent of the Trump administration's proposed 31 percent across the board EPA cuts, including plans to completely eliminate funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and to slash funding for many other critical environmental protection programs in Region 5. (more...)
Navy Jet Attached to USS Carl Vinson Crashes Near Philippines Navy Jet Attached to USS Carl Vinson Crashes Near Philippines
- April 23, 2017

Speaking aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier at the US Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay, Mr Pence said the Trump administration would continue to "work diligently" with allies such as Japan, China and other global powers to apply economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang. (more...)
MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June MPs vote in favour of snap General Election on 8 June
- April 23, 2017

But under the timetable for the proposed general election, Parliament will be dissolved on May 3 which means there would be no House of Commons for the new MP to be elected to. The Labour Party has released analysis of Department for Education data released in January which shows that more than half a million primary school pupils (538,254) are now taught in "super-size" classes of 31 or more. (more...)
Steve Stephens found dead inside car in Erie, Pa. Steve Stephens found dead inside car in Erie, Pa.
- April 23, 2017

Godwin's family reached out to WJW saying they wanted to reassure Lane, and the station set up a meeting Tuesday morning . There was no fingerpointing - just hugs. "They don't make men like him anymore. He was definitely one in a million", Debbie Godwin said. The chase lasted 2 miles, and troopers managed to disable Stephens' auto, state police said. (more...)
Brexit supporter Trump now pitches for 'strong Europe'
- April 23, 2017

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not see a role for the United States in Libya apart from defeating Islamic State militants. When asked which Congressional victory he wanted to get next week, Trump said, "I want to get both, are you shocked to hear that?" Gentiloni said, "We need a stable and unified Libya". (more...)
Pregnancy changes could sideline Williams from Wimbledon Pregnancy changes could sideline Williams from Wimbledon
- April 23, 2017

Bush Novak told Reuters that Serena Williams meant to sit out the remainder of the 2017 season and return next year. "We're losing one of the most powerful brands in the game for a while, but Maria Sharapova is about to return (from a drugs suspension)", he said. (more...)
Gretzky expects young Oilers to learn from opening game setback Gretzky expects young Oilers to learn from opening game setback
- April 23, 2017

This year everybody is aware of the Sharks and nobody is scared. That's a playoff mystery, but certainly works to the Oilers' advantage. It's undoubtedly the first of many trips to the postseason for young Oilers star Connor McDavid , but his team has very little playoff experience. (more...)