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Ex-NFL star Hernandez's family wants death scene evidence preserved Ex-NFL star Hernandez's family wants death scene evidence preserved
- April 23, 2017

Ward's lawyer, Doug Sheff, said he has issued "a friendly challenge" to the New England Patriots and the NFL Players Association to voluntarily give Ward whatever money Hernandez might still be owed. I lost my son. Ward told reporters that she forgave Hernandez for killing her son even as she feels a "tremendous loss". Sheff said at the beginning of the briefing that "frankly, she's heard enough about him". (more...)
Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
- April 23, 2017

The Democrats who filibustered Gorsuch argued that despite his illustrious resume as judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, they expressed that his record reveals he should not be given the lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. (more...)
Pence discusses barriers to U.S. companies with Indonesian president Pence discusses barriers to U.S. companies with Indonesian president
- April 23, 2017

During Pence's meeting with Jokowi and their joint news conference, both addressed several key issues that Washington and Jakarta are cooperating on within that partnership, such as terrorism and maritime security. Vice President Mike Pence visited the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta today during the first visit by a Trump administration official to Indonesia. "And the president wanted me to " early in this administration " to reaffirm the strong and historical alliance between the United ... (more...)
Venezuela's capital braces for more anti-government protests Venezuela's capital braces for more anti-government protests
- April 23, 2017

There has been reports of violent clashes between protesters, government supporters and police. "This is the moment", said Raquel Belfort, a 42-year-old protester in wealthier eastern Caracas on Thursday, sporting a hat in the yellow, blue and red colors of the Venezuelan flag. (more...)
Konta levels GB tie with Romania; Nastase sent off Konta levels GB tie with Romania; Nastase sent off
- April 23, 2017

During a match that pitted England's Johanna Konta against Romania's Sorana Cirstea where Konta was leading Cirstea, Ilie Nastase launched into a tirade against the players and officials before being removed from the court. "Chocolate with milk?", he said in Romanian, remarks then reported widely internationally, including by a British female reporter who he then berated, describing her as "stupid" and "ugly". (more...)
Trump plans to meet the Turkish president next month Trump plans to meet the Turkish president next month
- April 23, 2017

On Monday, the OSCE claimed that a "lack of equal opportunities, one-sided media coverage and limitations on fundamental freedoms" had created an " unlevel playing field " in the constitutional referendum. Trump's congratulations on Monday were in contrast with European Union leaders who have been reserved in their reaction to the narrow victory and even his own state department, which earlier noted concerns expressed by global observers over the "uneven playing field". (more...)
Boris Johnson offers Russian Federation a deal on Syria crisis Boris Johnson offers Russian Federation a deal on Syria crisis
- April 23, 2017

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has received congratulations from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the 71st anniversary of Syria's independence. In his first interview since the strike and the subsequent United States air assault, the Syrian president said reports the Syrian government carried out the attack were "100% fabrication". (more...)
Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon
- April 23, 2017

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon - and the fourth since the bombings - began on a warm Patriots Day, with mobility-impaired competitors setting out first from Hopkinton, Massachusetts. "This is about the place where Jock Semple attacked me and tried to pull off my bib", she said mid-stride. Kathrine Switzer was among many inspirational runners at the 2017 race. (more...)
Russia Responds Kremlin Backed Election Tampering Story Russia Responds Kremlin Backed Election Tampering Story
- April 23, 2017

He had already began to dial back the Trumpomania and start criticizing the U.S. president. State media in the country greeted the election of the bombastic property tycoon in November warmly, yet decisions by Trump since coming into office have seen the two administrations come into conflict. (more...)
Penguins at Blue Jackets Penguins at Blue Jackets
- April 23, 2017

Talk about clutch. With his overtime victor, Guentzel became the first Pittsburgh rookie to score a hat trick in the playoffs. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. What this New York win really does, though, is keep alive the thing we're all expecting - a seven-game series. "Unfortunately we didn't get it done, and now we're in a situation where it's do or die", Dubinsky said. (more...)
AAP says LG cancelled allotment of bungalow for party office AAP says LG cancelled allotment of bungalow for party office
- April 23, 2017

Maken alleged the state government appointed AAP functionaries on Delhi Dialogue Commission and as advisors to ministers, allegedly paying hefty salaries ranging from Rs 80,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh through public exchequer. Sharpening its attack on the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi over the findings of Shunglu Committee, the BJP today demanded CBI and CVC probes into "illegal" decisions of the AAP dispensation as flagged by the panel in its report. (more...)
US Vice-President Mike Pence meets with Malcolm Turnbull on Australian visit
- April 23, 2017

The United States, which has said all options are on the table to deal with North Korea, believes there is peaceful solution with the help of China, Pence said. He reaffirmed USA support for the freedom of navigation and trade though the South China Sea. Beijing claims most of the South China Sea, but has overlapping claims with a number of Southeast Asian countries. (more...)
India BJP leaders face conspiracy trial in 1992 mosque case India BJP leaders face conspiracy trial in 1992 mosque case
- April 23, 2017

A former BJP leader, Kalyan Singh , presently the governor of Rajasthan, will be tried in the case after his term ends. "For the Supreme Court to revive the criminal conspiracy case after 25 long years raises a very serious question mark on functioning of India's judiciary", Kulkarni said. (more...)
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he could still win Britain's snap election Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he could still win Britain's snap election
- April 23, 2017

The Labour party warns that the situation threatens to get worse with the cuts to school budgets, forcing schools to expand classes further. Our party is vilified. The former prime minister said the opinion polls , which put Labour as many as 24 points behind the Tories, "appear to be definitive" in pointing towards a big Tory victory on June 8. (more...)
UK election will strengthen government's hand in EU talks, May says
- April 23, 2017

He dismissed the Prime Minister's argument that she needs a fresh mandate to deliver Brexit, and said it was "extremely interesting" she had called for an election as the Crown Prosecution Service decides whether to press charges against a number of Tory MPs over allegations relating to 2015 election expenses. (more...)
Huge Majority Of UK Lawmakers Back June 8 Early Election
- April 23, 2017

The prime minister, who will make her first campaign stop in the north-west of England later, is hoping to significantly boost her current Commons majority of 17 to increase her authority, ahead of 18 months of talks which will determine the manner of the UK's exit from the EU. (more...)
Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left
- April 23, 2017

We didn't launch any attack at that time. “We believe it was a false flag for one reason and a simple reason: if there was gas leakage or attack, and you're talking about 60 dead in that city, how could the city continue its life normally? At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat aircraft. (more...)
Ready to respond to United States aggression: N. Korea
- April 23, 2017

After a few days of saber-rattling, US President Donald Trump's administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang. Mr Mattis condemned the attempted missile launch as he began a Middle East tour, telling reporters travelling with him to Saudi Arabia: "The leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion' Jeremy Corbyn says election is not a 'foregone conclusion'
- April 23, 2017

The opening salvos from the party leaders came as it emerged that while the Prime Minister is refusing to appear in head-to-head TV debates with her rivals , she may agree to other formats. The nurse, the teacher, the small trader, the carer, the builder, the office worker win. But shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry played down suggestions new taxes might be introduced at this level, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme she understood why "many people" on this salary might feel ... (more...)
Afghans react to huge US bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings Afghans react to huge US bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings
- April 23, 2017

Afghan officials said no civilians were reported killed, but the revelation that late Thursday's strike targeted just 36 fighters is likely to raise further questions about the decision to deploy such massive ordnance. The president called this a very successful mission. But the massive blast still terrified villagers 20 miles away across the border in Pakistan. I mean, the general in Afghanistan says this is a tactical decision to use this particular weapon. (more...)