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Israel ministers defend soldiers appearing to rejoice in shooting Palestinian Israel ministers defend soldiers appearing to rejoice in shooting Palestinian
- April 11, 2018

Salama Marouf, head of the government media office in the Hamas-run Ministry of Information in Gaza, said Mr. Lieberman's remarks about Mr. Murtaja only proved that Israel had "sentenced him to death, then tries to promote justifications and pretexts it thinks will exempt it from responsibility for the crimes it has committed". (more...)
Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers' demands Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers' demands
- April 11, 2018

Norman teacher Jordan Nguyen pets Milo, a therapy dog who is a staple in her music classroom in Norman, Okla., as protests continue over school funding, April 9, 2018 , in Oklahoma City. "We are ready to fight for our kids for the long haul". The marchers are mostly women, and they have formed a tight bond. "We aren't going to shut up, we aren't done, this movement has gelled us together", Madeline Jacobsen, a third-grade teacher from Tulsa, told the Guardian . (more...)
Details Hazy On 'Death Threats' Against EPA's Scott Pruitt Details Hazy On 'Death Threats' Against EPA's Scott Pruitt
- April 11, 2018

Within the letter , Appearing Director of the Workplace of Authorities Ethics David Apol calls on the EPA's ethics workplace to evaluate and analyze studies about Pruitt's residing association in a Capitol Hill townhouse related to lobbyists, his journey and safety bills, and studies that he retaliated towards employees that raised objections to a few of his selections. (more...)
Trump slams 'witch hunt' as his lawyer's office is raided Trump slams 'witch hunt' as his lawyer's office is raided
- April 11, 2018

That's according to a report Tuesday from The New York Times . The special counsel is also probing a $150 000 payment Ukrainian billionaire steel magnate Victor Pinchuk made during the United States presidential campaign to Trump's foundation for the American real estate developer to give a 20-minute speech via video link, according to The New York Times . (more...)
BJP releases list of 72 candidates for Karnataka elections BJP releases list of 72 candidates for Karnataka elections
- April 11, 2018

The three candidates are Sashikala Jolle (Nippani), Roopali Naik (Karwar), and Poornima Srinivas (Hiriyur). The CM and PCC chief are also expected to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi to explain their strategy in the selecting the candidates. (more...)
Trump to skip South America summit to focus on Syria Trump to skip South America summit to focus on Syria
- April 11, 2018

This will be the first time that a US president didn't attend the Summit of the Americas . "We're going to miss him", said Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, who is expected to talk about efforts to update the North American Free Trade Agreement with his counterparts from the United States and Canada. (more...)
Cicilline: Trump firing of Mueller would 'obstruct justice' Cicilline: Trump firing of Mueller would 'obstruct justice'
- April 10, 2018

The raid on Cohen's office was conducted by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based at least partly on a referral from Mueller, according to Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan. Last June, Trump tried to order Mueller's termination, but backed off after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign. He added it marked a "whole new level of unfairness" by Mueller and his team. (more...)
Missiles fired at military airport in Homs: Syrian media Missiles fired at military airport in Homs: Syrian media
- April 10, 2018

We were successful against ISIS", Trump said. A White House spokesperson confirmed that Mr Trump has shared a phone call with French president Emmanuel Macron, both of whom promised a "strong, joint response" to the attack. "Through the relevant channels we already conveyed to the USA that armed force under mendacious pretext against Syria - where, at the request of the legitimate government of a country, Russian troops have been deployed - could lead to grave repercussions", he said. (more...)
Trump Expects Talks with N.Korea in May or Early June Trump Expects Talks with N.Korea in May or Early June
- April 10, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un publicly acknowledged for the first time the "prospect" of a historic summit with President Trump , according to a report. Administration officials say the North has communicated that Kim is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first direct acknowledgment of the prospect of talks with the USA, addressing the issue at a meeting of the ruling party's Politburo, state-run media reported Tuesday. (more...)
Russian Federation dismisses allegations of Syria chemical attack as Russian Federation dismisses allegations of Syria chemical attack as "fake news"
- April 10, 2018

A US official says the United States is examining "how best to deal with" Syria's upcoming presidency of the U.N.'s top forum on disarmament in the wake of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the war-battered country. Russian representative Vassily Nebenzia said the alleged attack was staged and warned that U.S. military action in response could have "grave repercussions". (more...)
Iran warns Trump of Iran warns Trump of "stronger response" if nuclear deal dropped
- April 10, 2018

Iran seeks military and defense power, as well as economic and cultural power simultaneously for legitimate authority in the region and the world, Rouhani said . Iran has fulfilled all its obligations under the nuclear deal , while the other parties have not fulfilled their commitments yet, the Iranian president added. (more...)
Trump Says Believes China to Take Down Trade Barriers Trump Says Believes China to Take Down Trade Barriers
- April 09, 2018

China has said it is considering imposing tariffs on $US3 billion worth of United States products in retaliation to new tariffs announced by President Donald Trump . Gains in US equities prices since Trump was inaugurated - which Trump, along with his family and members of his administration have regularly claimed credit for - have eroded since late January, and trade tensions have been behind some of the reversal. (more...)
India, Nepal to boost agricultural ties for benefits of farmers India, Nepal to boost agricultural ties for benefits of farmers
- April 09, 2018

The two leaders also remotely attended the groundbreaking ceremony of South Asia's first transnational petroleum pipeline to supply fuel from India to Nepal. The plan to develop inland waterways would give landlocked Nepal much-needed access to sea, boosting its exports. The three deals involve a new railway line from Raxaual city of Indian State of Bihar to Nepal's capital Kathmandu , inland waterways and organic agriculture. (more...)
United opposition will defeat BJP, Modi in 2019: Rahul Gandhi United opposition will defeat BJP, Modi in 2019: Rahul Gandhi
- April 09, 2018

Modi-Government has refuted the charges saying they have got the best possible deal. Gandhi's comment came in the wake of a news report which claimed that India is looking to buy more than 100 new fighter jets which were eventually expected to cost upwards of Rs 100,000 crore or about $15 billion. (more...)
Latest Forecast: Scattered Rain & Snow Showers Through Monday Latest Forecast: Scattered Rain & Snow Showers Through Monday
- April 09, 2018

The snow continues into Monday morning, before becoming more scattered throughout the day. The previous lowest high temperature was 22, recorded in 2007. morning rain. Northwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour becoming calm after midnight. What could be a longer lasting surge of spring-like temperatures may arrive late next week into next weekend, with perhaps our first string of 60-something degree days since February. (more...)
Cyclist Michael Goolaerts dies after Paris-Roubaix accident Cyclist Michael Goolaerts dies after Paris-Roubaix accident
- April 09, 2018

Goolaerts' crash was not seen by television cameras, but when a chase group rode by, he was seen lying on his back on the side of the road. The statement added: "For now there will be no further communication as we want to give his close ones time to deal with this awful loss". (more...)
Palestinians protest along Israel-Gaza border Palestinians protest along Israel-Gaza border
- April 09, 2018

The " Great March of Return " is a weeks-long planned protest in which nearly 1.3 million of Gaza's 2 million inhabitants who are refugees are demanding their right to return to their original homelands from which they were forcibly expelled when the state of Israel was created in 1948. (more...)
Commonwealth Games: Weightlifters continue to lead India's charge Commonwealth Games: Weightlifters continue to lead India's charge
- April 08, 2018

The men's team did even worse, finishing seventh. They should be among the medalists in the men's team event. Indian cyclists disappointed on the second day as all of them failed to advance to the medal rounds. Etoundi injured his left biceps on his second attempt in the clean and jerk but didn't want to let his coaches know how badly he was hurting. "I had been weakened by a knee injury during the Commonwealth Championships a year ago". (more...)
RBI cracks down on digital currencies, plans own cryptocurrency RBI cracks down on digital currencies, plans own cryptocurrency
- April 08, 2018

Ravi Kikan, COO, Panaesha Capital, said: "If you look at the complete circular it first talks about RBI exploring the desirability and feasibility of introducing its own crypto currency (a fiat-digital one)". Thursday's announcement raised concerns about the exit options for investors who now hold cryptocurrencies. On Thursday, the bank regulator had released a statement directing all regulated entities, including banks, e-wallets, and payment gateway providers, to stop dealing with ... (more...)
New strikes on Syria's rebel Douma kill 8 civilians New strikes on Syria's rebel Douma kill 8 civilians
- April 08, 2018

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, eight civilians were killed in air strikes on the rebel-controlled Douma, as government forces resumed their offensive . The new proposition also touches upon the situation of the Islam Army in Douma and other pockets where they still have a presence such as the Eastern Qalamoun region and southern Damascus . (more...)