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Threat of U.S. govt shutdown ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding Threat of U.S. govt shutdown ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding
- May 01, 2017

Ryan said, "We'll vote on it when we get the votes". These are referred to cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. The government has shut down before in 2013 when the Republican party refused to pass a bill funding the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare". (more...)
Trump says Paris terror attack will have 'big effect' on election Trump says Paris terror attack will have 'big effect' on election
- May 01, 2017

He was arrested in February this year on suspicion of plotting to attack the police again but was released because of a lack of evidence. French media is reporting the attacker had been identified by police as a resident of Seine-et-Marne who was imprisoned for several years for shooting at police officers in the early 2000s. (more...)
Trump claims historic action on agenda, slams media 'deception'
- May 01, 2017

Trump made clear that he was trying to draw a direct contrast with the news media, saying that they deserved "a very, very big fat failing grade" for their coverage, before shifting to a discussion of his administration's actions, reports The Washington Post . (more...)
Erdogan: Turkey and United States can wipe out ISIL in Raqqa Erdogan: Turkey and United States can wipe out ISIL in Raqqa
- May 01, 2017

On Tuesday, photos published by AFP depicted USA officers from the US-led coalition visiting YPG fighters at the site of Turkish airstrikes near a northeastern Syrian Kurdish town (Derik in Kurdish, Al-Malikiyah in Arabic). He hinted at future operations against the YPG and PKK in Iraq and Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed confidence he would be able to open a "new page" in troubled relations with Washington at a meeting next month with his counterpart Donald Trump. (more...)
U.S. aircraft carrier starts drill with South Korean navy
- May 01, 2017

A USA military assessment found the main part of the missile landed approximately 35 kilometres (22 miles) from Pukchang airfield, a U.S. official told CNN . The recent joint United States military drills, the deployment of the THAAD missile defence system to South Korea, and the imminent arrival of the USA aircraft super carrier USS Carl Vinson to Korean waters, have all added to the growing sense of tension. (more...)
Brown sends Trump a plan to renegotiate NAFTA Brown sends Trump a plan to renegotiate NAFTA
- May 01, 2017

What changed? He talked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. "It shows that I do have a very big farmer base, which is good", Trump recalled. On Thursday, several news outlets ran lengthy reports that dissect why the Trump administration made a decision to rattle the markets and cause panic among business leaders and officials in Canada and Mexico. (more...)
JNU teachers condemn JNUTA, Leftist students JNU teachers condemn JNUTA, Leftist students
- May 01, 2017

The vandalism was condemned by the teachers and they also condemned the JNU University for not coming forward and saying anything about the act. But it was certainly members of the Left parties who had opposed the meet and then raised the issue of our approaching police. (more...)
Crews battling large brush fire in Odessa, Starkey Wilderness Park shut down Crews battling large brush fire in Odessa, Starkey Wilderness Park shut down
- May 01, 2017

Shawn Whited, Pasco County Fire Rescue division chief of training, said the blaze is spreading fast aided by strong wind in the area. He said no structures are threatened, but there are homes to the northwest of the fire. Both eastbound lanes remain open. In the meantime, Pasco County is the midst of evacuating and shutting down Starkey Wilderness Park on Wilderness Park Blvd. (more...)
USS Carl Vinson stages war drills with S.Korean navy
- May 01, 2017

North Korea's latest missile test came hours after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mounted an effort at the United Nations on Friday to rally pressure against Kim Jong Un's regime. "But we have a situation that we just can not let - we can not let what's been going on for a long period of years continue", Trump added. "But again, you know, we'll find out whether or not President Xi is able to affect change", Trump said. (more...)
Cannot be complacent about potential threat of N. Korean missiles - UK minister
- May 01, 2017

Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea on the day. But Mr. Pence said the remarks were actually encouraging. Donald Trump has said how much North Korea's leader desires peace will be a deciding factor in easing tensions between his nation and the United States. (more...)
Trump says NKorea's Kim is 'a pretty smart cookie' Trump says NKorea's Kim is 'a pretty smart cookie'
- May 01, 2017

President Donald Trump is now engaged in a match of escalating rhetoric and even military posturing with Kim Jong Un . "That, as we would say, trumps trade". Trump also phoned the leaders of Thailand and Singapore to discuss North Korea and invited them to visit Washington . The drill coincided with military exercises held by the US and South Korean navies in the Yellow Sea, off the western coast of the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Korea threatens to sink USA nuclear submarine deployed to S. Korea
- May 01, 2017

Separately, Trump's national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, said North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the worldwide community". North Korea has urged an end to joint US-South Korea military exercises, which China also says should be halted in exchange for Pyongyang dismantling its weapons program. (more...)
J&K: Students clash with security forces in Pulwama; ISIS flags hoisted? J&K: Students clash with security forces in Pulwama; ISIS flags hoisted?
- May 01, 2017

Tear-smoke shells were used to disperse the protesting students. The students were protesting outside a police station, demanding the release of their classmates who were arrested by the police last week, reports said. The students also jointly staged a dharna outside the police station. Students clashed with the security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, triggering a stand-off and shutdown on Monday. (more...)
North Korea missile test open defiance: US National Security Adviser HR McMaster
- May 01, 2017

In a taped interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' Face the Nation , the President offered praise for Kim Jong-Un's political resilience, if not his sanity. Host John Dickerson presses Trump on what specifically he means by "not happy" but, rather than elaborate, Trump just repeats "I will not be happy " in a slightly more menacing tone. (more...)
Netanyahu may cancel talks with German minister over NGO meetings Netanyahu may cancel talks with German minister over NGO meetings
- May 01, 2017

Oren, who also canceled his own scheduled meeting with the foreign minister, suggested Gabriel may have even been looking for a fight, hoping to gain publicity and domestic German support for the move. A diplomatic tiff erupted Tuesday over a planned meeting by the visiting German foreign minister with a group highly critical of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories. (more...)
Syrian rebels fight each other in besieged Damascus enclave Syrian rebels fight each other in besieged Damascus enclave
- May 01, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of at least 74 fighters since clashes between rebel groups broke out on Friday. Jaish Al-Islam is one of the biggest Syrian opposition groups and has been the dominant faction in the Eastern Ghouta. Its leader, Zahran Alloush, was killed in an air strike in December 2015. (more...)
Speculation: Israel Bombed Iranian Cargo Planes on Damascus Base Tarmac Speculation: Israel Bombed Iranian Cargo Planes on Damascus Base Tarmac
- May 01, 2017

According to a report by the pro-opposition watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , the blast from the strikes "could be heard all through Damascus and its suburbs", and fire was seen rising near the airport. "Iran and Hezbollah are overstretched, and it's not clear they can afford to gamble with a direct showdown with Israel now", said Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center. (more...)
Ram Madhav: No question of talks with separatists Ram Madhav: No question of talks with separatists
- May 01, 2017

He said Kashmir is essentially a political problem that needs a political solution through dialogue and discussions. Huge support proves that patriotic people of Jammu region are now aware and would not become slaves of Kashmiri and New Delhi leaders, he said adding that national parties like Congress and BJP have befooled the people of Jammu region by false promises during elections. (more...)
US Democrats aim to 'Make Trump Furious' in Georgia election US Democrats aim to 'Make Trump Furious' in Georgia election
- May 01, 2017

Republicans are so desperate to hold onto the house seat in Georgia's 6th congressional district that they are sending unpopular House Speaker Paul Ryan to campaign for GOP candidate Karen Handel . Ossoff's vote is nearly exactly at the level where FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver gave him even odds of winning (or losing) a runoff. "It is now Hollywood vs. (more...)
Muslim comedian Hasan Minhaj roasts Donald Trump at White House Correspondents' Dinner
- May 01, 2017

R.I.P.to Don Rickles, the only Donald with skin thick enough to take a joke like that. "I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away", Trump told the crowd during his gathering in Harrisburg, Penn. Ferrell concluded by giving a fashion update to President Trump and said that the tie stops at the belt and a big long tie that goes past your mid-thigh does not mean what you think it means. (more...)