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Prosecutors seek probation for Jakarta's fallen governor Prosecutors seek probation for Jakarta's fallen governor
- April 23, 2017

Baswedan, a former education minister, thanked Jakarta's voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, if his victory was confirmed. After offering his congratulations to Baswedan and his running mate - businessman and multi-millionaire Sandiago Uno, Ahok said he will continue to work hard to improve Jakarta before handing over the office in six months time. (more...)
Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack
- April 23, 2017

Afghan soldiers stand guard at the gate of a military compound after an attack by gunmen in Mazar-e- Sharif province north of kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, April 21, 2017. "And then they entered the mosque and dining room, killing everyone indiscriminately", Mohammad Hussain, an army officer wounded in the attack, said. (more...)
Trump plans executive actions on finance, tax rules Trump plans executive actions on finance, tax rules
- April 23, 2017

Trump did not give a specific day on which the White House will lay out the plan, pointing only to "Wednesday or shortly thereafter". President Donald Trump signed one executive order and two memoranda Friday, empowering U.S. The NYT says those include efforts to clamp down on "corporate inversions" - in which American companies merge with foreign companies to take advantage of lower tax rates outside the USA (including some territories that offer lower corporate tax rates lower than those ... (more...)
Ondo Gov. congratulates Oba Daodu on his release from kidnappers Ondo Gov. congratulates Oba Daodu on his release from kidnappers
- April 23, 2017

She was rescued by state security operatives after two weeks in captivity. SaharaReporters gathered that Oba Joel Daodu has been reunited with his family members after discussing his abduction with the police. Contacted, the state Police Command image-maker, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, noting that investigation was on. As at the time of filling this report, the monarch was still at the police station at Iyani. (more...)
Congress MLA joins BJP in Manipur Congress MLA joins BJP in Manipur
- April 23, 2017

Even as Congress party has been demanding disqualification of MLA Th Shyamkumar, another Congress MLA Ginsuanhau has defected to rival BJP. Speaking at the gathering, Chief Minister N Biren remarked that it was BJP's good fortune that MLA Ginsuanhau and 15 Chandel ADC Members including Chairman Lhukhosei Zou have reposed their faith in the BJP-led coalition Government which was formed with the people's mandate to eradicate corruption and bring speedy development in the State. (more...)
Mourinho says no sense in Rashford playing for England Under-21s Mourinho says no sense in Rashford playing for England Under-21s
- April 23, 2017

The England full-back played 120 minutes in Thursday's extra-time victory over Anderlecht as United set up a semi-final meeting against Celta Vigo in a competition which offers them their most realistic chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League. (more...)
Nicki Minaj has been hanging out by the Houses of Parliament Nicki Minaj has been hanging out by the Houses of Parliament
- April 23, 2017

Released Wednesday (April 19), the Benny Boom-directed video takes us to London, where the artist plays up her queen status in the game while partying with featured guests and Young Money family, Drake and Lil Wayne. When people had a less than pleasant response to this new allyship, Ali responded with an open letter where she stated that while she and Remy are no longer friends, they're not enemies either. (more...)
French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen
- April 23, 2017

The AP report also notes that the president added "he's not anxious about emboldening terrorists by saying an attack can have an impact on a democratic election". With two anti-globalisation candidates whose policies could break up the European Union among the four frontrunners, the vote is of major significance to the global political status quo and to investment markets. (more...)
Turkish Referendum Results Clear, Opposition Should Act Responsibly - PM Turkish Referendum Results Clear, Opposition Should Act Responsibly - PM
- April 23, 2017

He added that the U.S.is committed to strengthening its relationship with Turkey and supports their "democratic development, to which commitment to the rule of law and a diverse and free media remain essential". "We will invite our founding chairman to our party and we will feel a huge elation to see him among us", he said. Asked to comment about Erdogan's rebuke, de Zulueta said: "I don't have an opinion, we are invited by the Turkish authorities to observe". (more...)
3 judges to hear appeal of Hawaii ruling blocking travel ban
- April 23, 2017

Twenty four hours after referring dismissively to Hawaii as "an island in the Pacific" as part of a broader condemnation of the judicial blockade against the implementation of President Trump's travel ban, Sessions was given a chance to revise and extend those comments. (more...)
Paris attack: ISIS claims responsibility after 1 killed on Champs-Elysees
- April 23, 2017

Cherufi fired at a police van on the famous street late on 20 April at around 9pm before being shot dead by other police officers in the van. French President Francois Hollande said that the shooting was suspected to be " of a terrorist nature " and promised "absolute vigilance" in the next two days ahead of presidential elections on Sunday. (more...)
Trump expresses support for French candidate Le Pen
- April 23, 2017

Whatever its provenance, the attack rocked France's presidential race with just days to go before the first round of voting in one of the closest contests in recent memory. "No one is able to say who will be the victor as many things could happen at last minutes", he told Xinhua in a recent interview . But experts say it's unclear what kind of effect the attack will have on the vote, the first round of which comes Sunday. (more...)
UK Labour leader vows to 'overturn rigged system'
- April 23, 2017

The British Prime Minister, campaigning to win a Brexit mandate, has claimed anything other than a Conservative victory would mean a "coalition of chaos". In his first major policy speech of the campaign, in central London, Mr Corbyn will say: "Much of the media and establishment are saying this election is a foregone conclusion ". (more...)
Gwinnett County Officer Caught On Video Stomping Suspect Fired Gwinnett County Officer Caught On Video Stomping Suspect Fired
- April 23, 2017

The Gwinnett County Solicitor said she is dropping all cases in which Robert McDonald or Michael Bongiovanni were either the principal officer or a necessary witness. "He wasn't a threat to anyone". "It confirmed that the force used was unnecessary and excessive", Washington wrote. "This is why we take to the streets and scream #BlackLivesMatter", the group said in a Facebook post after the first video of the incident was released. (more...)
China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft
- April 23, 2017

This large, 10.6-meter-long cargo vehicle is the first of a new line of spacecraft that China intends to use to eventually service a large space station akin to the International Space Station. The country's increasing space capabilities has been highlighted by the U.S. Defense Department. It has been created to stay in space for up to three months. (more...)
French presidential hopefuls in last days of campaign before first vote
- April 23, 2017

In an Ifop-Fiducial poll for Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) newspaper 86 percent of FN voters said they "no longer feel at home" in France and 73 percent considered Islam incompatible with the French Republic. French voters will cast their ballots under a state of emergency that's been repeatedly extended as new violence has hit. However, numerous analysts and politicians agree that for next Sunday's elections, Le Pen daujghter is in a much more favorable position than her father was 15 ... (more...)
Human shield incident: Army orders Court of Inquiry Human shield incident: Army orders Court of Inquiry
- April 23, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had called the video "disturbing" and "unacceptable" and sought a report from police. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had visited Jammu and Kashmir following the incident and later apprised national security advisor Ajit Doval of the security situation in the Kashmir Valley. (more...)
Belgian linked to drugs, not Paris attack: prosecutors
- April 23, 2017

Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said: "Nothing must hamper this democratic moment, essential for our country". He was convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in shootings on two police officers. He was also there a year later when the venue reopened with a concert by Sting, saying how happy he was to be "here to defend our civic values". He said he was not endorsing Le Pen, but nevertheless called her the candidate who is "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going ... (more...)
Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro
- April 23, 2017

Venezuela was rocked by a night of fresh violence during anti-government protests that have now claimed nine lives in three weeks, after an official said today that another man had been fatally shot. The State Department said Thursday it was reviewing details of the GM case but called on Venezuelan authorities to act swiftly and transparently to resolve the dispute. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar's 'DNA.' video stars Don Cheadle Kendrick Lamar's 'DNA.' video stars Don Cheadle
- April 23, 2017

The album features secretive producer Bekon, legend The Alchemist, U2, Rihanna, Zacari , and a straight up Mac Demarco beat courtesy of The Internet's Steve Lacy . Once again Kendrick shows why he's king. It takes vast confidence to make your Coachella headlining setlist mostly songs from an album that's three days old. (more...)