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Pressure of top spot has not got to me, insists defeated Murray Pressure of top spot has not got to me, insists defeated Murray
- April 23, 2017

Murray said: "My elbow's always a bit sore, always". Early exits at Australian Open and Indian Wells has not done his confidence any good but the Serb will be motivated to return to form on clay after having a boring season on hard courts. The Spaniard won four games in a row before Murray, his serve misfiring, applied some late pressure but Ramos was implacable as he won the next two with back-to-back breaks and served for the match . (more...)
FBI's Comey: People 'confused' by bureau's actions a year ago FBI's Comey: People 'confused' by bureau's actions a year ago
- April 23, 2017

Inside the FBI: New York hails from Law & Order legend Dick Wolf and is set to premiere later this month on USA Network. "We confused people - we did a lot previous year that confused people, because they're seeing the world...through sides", Comey said during an event in Washington, D.C. (more...)
Selfie time: Modi rides the Delhi metro with Australian PM Turnbull
- April 23, 2017

The two Prime Ministers also inaugurated the Nano-Techhnology Centre at Gurugram through video conference. Turnbull, on a three-day visit to New Delhi and Mumbai, was joined by a business delegation and heads of academic institutions. Australian President Malcom Turnbull is scheduled to make his first visit to India this Sunday. Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham on Tuesday said India is a significant opportunity for the educators of his country and Australia ... (more...)
United Kingdom lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election United Kingdom lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election
- April 23, 2017

Lawmakers voted Wednesday by a resounding 522 to 13 to back May's call for an election, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority in the 650-seat House of Commons needed to trigger an early vote. However, the Lib Dems are already mounting a campaign to win back pro-remain seats lost in 2015 by promising a second European Union referendum, with their sights on areas such as Bath, Cheltenham, Twickenham and Kingston & Surbiton. (more...)
Trump Signs Executive Actions on Tax Rules, Dodd-Frank Powers Trump Signs Executive Actions on Tax Rules, Dodd-Frank Powers
- April 23, 2017

He told the Associated Press in an interview that he would release a tax package next week that would include reductions "bigger, I believe, than any tax cut ever". Tom Price when he resigned to join the Trump cabinet as health secretary. Talk of a border adjustment tax that would tax imports but allow exports to pass tax-free persists, though in the hushed voices reserved for the intensive-care unit. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan to meet U.S. President Trump on May 16-17 Turkey's Erdogan to meet U.S. President Trump on May 16-17
- April 23, 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay official visits to five countries in the wake of Turkey's historic referendum on a transition to a presidential system, according to a presidential source. But he said the AKP would not hold a party congress until 2018, indicating Erdogan would not officially become its leader until then, despite widespread expectations that it would happen nearly immediately. (more...)
Clashes erupt between police and protestors in Caracas Clashes erupt between police and protestors in Caracas
- April 23, 2017

While the widely condemned decision was quickly overturned, the opposition has stepped up street protests against Mr Maduro, even though such demonstrations have achieved little in the past. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has called for an investigation against a leading opposition politician for suggesting the government was carrying out a Syria-like chemical attack against protesters. (more...)
Arkansas executes first prisoner in 12 years Arkansas executes first prisoner in 12 years
- April 23, 2017

He became the first prisoner to be put to death in the state's original plan that called for eight executions over an 11-day span before its supply of midazolam expires at the end of April. Johnson, like Lee, still maintains that he is innocent and wants a post-conviction DNA test, something Lee also argued he deserved, to prove his innocence. (more...)
Outrage Sparked Over Painting Portraying Mandela And South African President Having Sex Outrage Sparked Over Painting Portraying Mandela And South African President Having Sex
- April 23, 2017

The controversial artist's latest painting portrays President Zuma & former president Nelson Mandela in a sexually explicit manner. Mabulu titled his painting "Economy of Rape". It urged South Africans to ignore the painting, which has been posted on some news websites. We can not and must not allow such crassness to be used to insult our sensibilities as a nation. (more...)
May: Early election will strengthen UK's hand in Brexit negotiations
- April 23, 2017

With just 13 votes against, this easily exceeded the two-thirds threshold needed for the government to be able to overrule legislation that had required elections to be held at regular five-year intervals, beginning in 2015. May says a strong mandate from the nation will help her government navigate Brexit negotiations. It had been hoped talks could start by the end of that month, but EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Wednesday that "the real political negotiations" with ... (more...)
Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island
- April 23, 2017

It's a long drive actually. "He is weak, he is exhausted and weary because they are moving from one place to another", Sobejana told reporters, adding the negotiations for his surrender were at an early stage. The Philippines alerted Western governments after the military said it got wind of an Abu Sayyaf plan to raid central Philippine resorts during the Easter holidays and kidnap up to a dozen tourists. (more...)
Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi
- April 23, 2017

Ambassador to Cairo Stephen Beecroft. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed strong Egyptian-American relations, and Egypt's keenness to further strengthen bilateral relations under the new American administration. Mattis reaffirmed American support for Egyptian efforts in fighting terrorism and its pivotal role in the Middle East region, the statement added. On Tuesday, Mattis began a tour of the Middle East and Africa, starting with Saudi Arabia before he arrived in Egypt. (more...)
U.S. vice president hails $10bn in Indonesia deals
- April 23, 2017

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence will arrive in Australia later Friday for a visit that is expected to focus on regional security and trade. Widodo, who wants more foreign investment as he seeks to boost Southeast Asia's top economy, said the leaders had focused on "the USA commitment to enhance the strategic partnership with Indonesia, focusing on cooperation and investment". (more...)
Federal judge blocks Arkansas execution plan Federal judge blocks Arkansas execution plan
- April 23, 2017

The Arkansas Supreme Court has yet to take action in that case, which is otherwise scheduled for a hearing Tuesday in circuit court, the morning after the first of the executions are scheduled to begin. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker's decision, filed about 6 a.m. Saturday, to block the executions prompted immediate rebukes from state officials determined to see the six sentences of death carried out. (more...)
Aus Visa move: Impact 'negligible' on Indian workers, assures MEA Aus Visa move: Impact 'negligible' on Indian workers, assures MEA
- April 23, 2017

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign his "Buy American, Hire American" executive order Tuesday morning US time which will direct federal agencies to review visa programmes and government procurement policies. "After all, our stakes are quite high". World Bank data showed the United States was the second largest source of remittance for India in 2015 with $11 billion - almost 16 per cent of the total inflows. (more...)
Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow
- April 23, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May said she was calling for a snap election in just seven weeks' time to help unify Parliament ahead of Brexit negotiations and to prevent instability. "The negotiations were meant to start in June regardless of the United Kingdom government (election) decision", he said when a journalist recalled the all-clear for negotiations is planned for late May. (more...)
US ends hunt for Joseph Kony as top rebels 'off battlefield' US ends hunt for Joseph Kony as top rebels 'off battlefield'
- April 23, 2017

At the peak of its powers, the rebel group was known worldwide for its cruelty against civilians in Uganda, Congo, Central African Republic and what is now South Sudan. Uganda's troops are now set to withdraw from the Central African Republic by May of next year. In October 2011, President Barack Obama deployed 100 USA troops to the region to help hunt down Kony, sending additional several aircraft and a contingent of Air Forces Special Operations forces in 2014. (more...)
Back to the ballot box: United Kingdom lawmakers approve June 8 election
- April 23, 2017

Polls give the Conservatives a double-digit lead over Labour, and May is gambling that an election will deliver her a personal mandate from voters and produce a bigger Conservative majority. She said the early ballot would strengthen Britain's negotiating hand with the 27-member EU. The Liberal Democrats now have just nine seats in Parliament. (more...)
Afghanistan: 90 ISIS terrorists killed in USA 'mother of all bombs' attack Afghanistan: 90 ISIS terrorists killed in USA 'mother of all bombs' attack
- April 23, 2017

US forces in Afghanistan had not yet assessed the impact Friday of a massive strike on Islamic State militants in the eastern part of the country, a military spokesman said, raising questions about the already controversial decision to deploy a 22,000-pound bomb on the battlefield. (more...)
Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid' Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'
- April 23, 2017

The validity of the vote - which will do away with Turkey's parliament and could allow Erdo─čan to stay in power through 2029 - was challenged by the opposition party and worldwide election observers. Opposition parties have promised to challenge the outcome. One of Turkey's main grievances with the U.S. is the policy started by the Obama administration of supporting Kurdish fighters in Syria who are fighting IS forces. (more...)